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How long with Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by D¢1994, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 #81 of 232
    bruceko

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    late 95 or early 96.
    Account number is 6 digit starting with a 9.
    I think I payed around $800 for a Sony receiver from The Good Guys.
    I miss the free movie coupons they used to send from USSB
     
  2. Feb 10, 2013 #82 of 232
    Old_School

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    we started in the early 90's with DBS (under my parents name as i was 9 or 10 at the time) There was a man that knocked on our door and told us what cool channels we could get by signing up for a service called primestar... The parents had it till they where forced to Directv in 99.

    My oldest brother now lives in that house as my parents have now passed on and the primestar dish is still mounted on a pole in the yard.. the main reason its still there isbecause right next to the pole mount is a dog house and it all faces the major road going though town.... when you drive by the house it looks like the dog is a happy sub... :lol:


    Myself i have had directv off and on since 98... only reason i canceled was because i was moving to a place that a dish was not possible.. At this point i would have to say i wont move anywhere i cant have Directv!
     
  3. Feb 10, 2013 #83 of 232
    jcwest

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    I switched to Direct when "C Band" stopped carrying the NFL ST!

    Does anyone remember when that was?

    J C
     
  4. Feb 10, 2013 #84 of 232
    joed32

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    I switched after the first year that C-band put ST on two different satellites because it took so long to change from one game to another.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2013 #85 of 232
    MurphieNB

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    Continuous subscriber (same location) since January 1996. As a rural customer, my original account was through Harron Communications, later acquired by Pegasus, and then later acquired by DirecTV. Until I went HD, had to buy all the equipment. I hate to think what I've spent over the years.

    Will probably be moving this year, and will definitely stay with DirecTV.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2013 #86 of 232
    TBlazer07

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    About 7 years but just left for FIOS. Saving very big bucks (well over $100/mo) on T.P. over the next 2 years but after that ........ who knows?
     
  7. Feb 10, 2013 #87 of 232
    grecorj

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    13 years almost to the day. Had my DirecTiVo (Philips 6000) installed right around valentines day. Was on the fence with Ultimate TV vs. TiVo for weeks. Glad I picked TiVo, but heard some good things about Ultimate TV.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2013 #88 of 232
    supermod38

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    :D went from c-band to dish-net, direct in Jan o2. liked all three..................:hurah:
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 #89 of 232
    The Merg

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    January 2000. Went to Circuit City and had a Hughes Gold and Hughes Silver receiver installed.

    - Merg
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 #90 of 232
    hdtvfan0001

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    Early adopter in 1996....started out with buying a couple of Sony receivers. Used DirecTV now in 3 different states.

    Years later...the dawn of HD blossomed and in 2006, joined the HD DVR world.

    Geez time flies.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 #91 of 232
    Ed Campbell

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    Bought my first package February, 1994. Haven't yet seen anything better at serving my TV needs.

    Doesn't mean I won't continue to prod for content and technical improvements as they become commercially available - but, core staff have stayed on board through thick and thin - I imagine I will, too.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2013 #92 of 232
    Go Beavs

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    Installed my own Sony receiver (Sat B2 IIRC and it had an optical output :)) in 1999. I bought it from Video Only in Portland.

    The next day, I tried installing and discovered that 50' of RG59 just won't work with a Sat system. Replaced it with RG6 and I was off and running!
     
  13. Feb 11, 2013 #93 of 232
    Cyber36

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    7/1995, self-install from Circuit City. Thinking about suspending my account come 5/1 for 6 months to help with the finances. Don't watch much tv in the summer anyways....
     
  14. Feb 11, 2013 #94 of 232
    Alexandrepsf

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    Been with DTV since 2000. On 2001 I had to move to a condo where HOA was not allowing Satellite dishes. I had to lobby them to remove this ban. Joined back on 2002.

    I will stay as long as I am treated well.
     
  15. Feb 11, 2013 #95 of 232
    laramr

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    Somwhere around August of 1997.
     
  16. Feb 12, 2013 #96 of 232
    bobcnn

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    Sometime in 1994. Got it before they offered it in my market. I think I paid about $1000, (about the same that I paid for my first Tivo a few years later). Account number 12xxxx. I just know when I call to make a change to my account, the person on the other end always seems a bit surprised by how long I have been with them :)
     
  17. Feb 12, 2013 #97 of 232
    FHSPSU67

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    Time flies and so does technology. Back in 1998 my employer moved me back to my home stompin' grounds and I had the opportunity (?) to build a new house. Funny how I designed my DIRECTV system (single SD receiver) to run the same composite signal to all rooms with TVs. It's all that I knew at the time. but thank God I used RG-6:eek:
     
  18. Feb 12, 2013 #98 of 232
    Dazed & Confused

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    It was either '96 or '97, not sure which. I got it that year because the NFL Sunday Ticket was free for new subscribers. It cost $80 back then. :lol:
     
  19. Feb 12, 2013 #99 of 232
    Justin23

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    Trivia: What retailer is known as the "birthplace" of DIRECTV?
     
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