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I cancelled Directv today.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dslate69, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. APB101

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    They ask, in part, for survey purposes.

    I get asked whenever I'm making a change to premium-movie subscriptions. And I do not mind answering.
     
  2. APB101

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    Best wishes to you. :)
     
  3. MysteryMan

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    Not sure what type of help your offering? I'm a Premier sub which means I have HBO. That gives me access to HBO VOD plus I have HBO GO on my PC. So unless your a HBO addict how much more of it do you need?
     
  4. raott

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    The very obvsious answer is that HBO GO offers a much greater selection (far better than D*'s VOD) and a ROKU offers an easy way to get it to a TV. I would bet most people would much prefer watching HBO on their TV and not their PC.

    You don't have to be an "addict". He wants something some other providers are willing to give him, that is, HBO GO on his TV.
     
  5. MysteryMan

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    Yup, everyone's wants are different. I too have Roku as well as a variety of streaming options via my Bluray players but have no need of more HBO availability. As for the OP leaving DirecTV I have to agree with what Davenir said in post #10.
     
  6. raott

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    Agreed.

    IMO, D* is pursuing the wrong strategy by shunning the streaming options rather than partnering (yeah I get the whole "competitor" argument), however, their real competitors (Dish, UVerse, FIOS, some cable) are offering more and more integration, and I think in the end, that could cost D* customers.
     
  7. RACJ2

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    I'm sure there are various reasons why someone starts a "Good Bye" thread. Some feel they are saying, you didn't have what I want, so take that DIRECTV, DISH, etc. Others want to hear confirmation that they made the right decision. While some are just bitter, want to vent and try to convince others to switch. Good therapy I guess.
     
  8. MarkN

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    Thats why I rarely post on this forum. The majority of people are here give exactly that....D-bag responses.
     
  9. lparsons21

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    And of course, there are the "I'm staying" posts with no more validity or reason than the 'good bye' ones. :)

    Depending on how these threads go, you can sometimes learn of something you hadn't considered before. Otherwise, they are as good and bad as most postings here.
     
  10. rta53

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    Never have subscribed to HBO so what exactly is HBO Go and how is it different? (no condescending comments please)
     
  11. lparsons21

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    HBOGo is HBO's online service. It has a very wide selection of shows/movies to watch, much more than anyone's VOD HBO offerings.

    Things like all of the Deadwood series and others that are long gone. Cinemax also has an online service that is similar.

    Showtime has one, or I think it does, but last I looked I couldn't figure out just who could use it.

    Edit: Showtime Anytime is their service, but only Uverse and FIOS can subscribe to it.
     
  12. Hoosier205

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    HBO VOD is being updated to offer everything included with HBO Go, but with better picture and audio quality.
     
  13. lparsons21

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    Where has that been reported? And is it official or just more rumored stuff like the RVU client? :)
     
  14. raott

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    I'll believe it when I see it (not the quote from the D* employee who said it, but actually see it working on my DVR). He gave no timeframe (not even an estimate).

    It took forever to get HBO VOD with D*, I"m not getting my hopes up.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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  16. rta53

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    Thanks for the helpful information. The reason I was asking is because I have an old CRT tv in my exercise room and I have been considering some ways to get some programs I can watch while exercising. Thought about getting a Roku box. I only have 1 HR23
     
  17. domingos35

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    they give D BAG responses because they can't except the fact that people are leaving Directv for other providers(mainly Dish) :rolleyes:
     
  18. HoTat2

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    Well ... perhaps more than rumor for the RVU client now as I notice in a recent April 2012 "Tech Tip" notification released to DIRECTV field techs. on HDCP content protection specifically mentions it being incorporated on;

    "All HRx / THR22 (TIVO)"
    "All Hx and C31s (and higher)"

    :D
     
  19. Hoosier205

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    People leave all providers. Far, far, far more people choose DirecTV over Dish Network.
     
  20. grcooperjr

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    I wish you luck... I just came the other way (Dish to DTV) While the prices may seem cheaper my experiance is that Dish is around 30 to 35% more than directv. If your like me and had a DVR on every TV in the house (x7). The reciver charges are 17.00 per dvr. They started that program in 2010 and it is still alive and well as of Febuary when I left. It's the pits to have reciver charges larger than the programing cost.
     

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