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How many of you with Directv think Dish is getting better than Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 #81 of 683
    scorpion43

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    u guys use some pretty pathetic reasoning to convince people that directv is better than any other provider.
    like directv is something out of this world
    pretty pathetic
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 #82 of 683
    veryoldschool

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    I try not to, but then I also don't understand why you're so upset about favorable posts about DirecTV in a DirecTV forum.

    Weren't you going to stop posting?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 #83 of 683
    trh

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    The question was "How many of you with DirecTV think Dish is getting better than DirecTV"; nothing about trying to convince Dish people that DirecTV was better.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 #84 of 683
    dpeters11

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    There are people that like Dish, and there are people that like DirecTV. The ones that like DirecTV just happen to live more on this side of the forum.

    There are some big reasons I prefer DirecTV, not something I'm going to get into on the public forum, but doesn't mean the customers that like Dish are wrong. If they don't think I'm wrong for choosing DirecTV for my situation, I don't think they're wrong and it's all good.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #85 of 683
    veryoldschool

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    So I'm guessing you also don't go over to the other side of this forum, and start calling everyone there names either.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #86 of 683
    Scott Kocourek

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    If you dislike DIRECTV or the folks that are posting in this thread you don't need to read the thread or reply to their posts.

    Keep the posts friendly and the thread can stay open.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 #87 of 683
    sigma1914

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    No one provider is the best for everyone. You shouldn't attack others for defending their provider when you're defending yours. Who cares if someone likes my choice of DirecTV? Are you paying my bills? Until you start paying my bills, your opinion on what's good for me is worthless.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 #88 of 683
    veryoldschool

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    I would like to thank the Dish subs, that have taken their time to post their opinions about their service and not had to try to degrade everyone else who may have a different opinion.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 #89 of 683
    jahgreen

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    Competition is good. Neither would be as good if the other didn't exist.

    That's all I have to say.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 #90 of 683
    charlie460

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    Dish's reduced resolution/bit starved HD channels is reason enough for me to stick with DirecTV regardless of how many more basic channels they have, I don't want to watch them if they look like garbage. (yes, I am picky)
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 #91 of 683
    Hoosier205

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    If you value HD picture quality, you'll never be happy with DIsh.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 #92 of 683
    Satelliteracer

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    With all due respect, I think that's a flawed argument to some extent. VOOM used to have the most HD at one point and they are gone. It's important to understand quality vs quantity.

    D* and Dish carry similar HD channels for the most highly rated channels. Nearly identical, except that D* actually has a few more because of DISH's dispute with ESPN, ESPN2, etc.

    D* has more premium HD channels than DISH.


    Another poster mentioned D* needs to "catch up" in HD compared to DISH. It's funny, but there are areas that Dish needs to catch up to Directv. Premiums would be one. RSNs is another. Other sports content. Sports packages, etc.

    Not everyone has everything.

    Based on the last few years of subscribers going to the two services, I think D* is doing just fine including this latest round of subscriber numbers from the last 10 days.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 #93 of 683
    DodgerKing

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    The price comparisons I did were before the Hopper and Joey existed. Since I do not do MRV and I need to take one of my secondary devices with me when I go to our other place in Mammoth, the Hopper and Joey would not be an option for me. I'll have to find the chart I did as I do not have time to research prices right now. But I did end up saving about $2 with Direct each month with my grandfathered package than I would with the equivalent package and setup with Dish.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 #94 of 683
    lparsons21

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    In my case, D* always comes out higher except as new/returning customer promos. Generally not a significant amount otherwise. Different setups will produce different results and the tendency before the Hopper/Joey was that the more units you had, the less likely Dish would come out cheaper.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2012 #95 of 683
    Herdfan

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    I had DISH as a second provider during 2005-2006 when some NASCAR races were on TNT and DirecTV didn't have it in HD.

    But as far as doing a full switch, not a chance as things stand now. My service is set up too good with 5 HR2x and an HR34 coupled with Whole Home. Plus, from following from afar, it seems DISH changes dishes a lot. I am on my 3rd dish in 17 years.

    Price is not factored in at all. Even if it were free I couldn't see switching.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2012 #96 of 683
    scorpion43

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    this coming from a Directv employee :eek2::rolleyes:
     
  17. Feb 24, 2012 #97 of 683
    scorpion43

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    can you come up with something more original besides using the same old quote?
     
  18. Feb 24, 2012 #98 of 683
    lparsons21

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    I respect your opinion, but I've actually had both in HD and the differences are very slight. Only in some sports does the difference make a noticeable difference.

    Yeah, I know the tech says its better. But I prefer using my own eyeballs. Just like with speakers for my surround. I don't care what the 'experts' tell me, I want to listen and decide.
     
  19. Feb 24, 2012 #99 of 683
    sigma1914

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    Point out where he's wrong rather than trying to discredit him because of his employer. Don't worry, I'll wait......
     
  20. scorpion43

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    u better sit while u wait or your old legs will give up:lol:
     

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