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I cancelled Directv today.

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

  1. dslate69

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    I guess my reason was misguided. I liked D*, I also like E* and of course I hate TWC. :) I was switching for more reasons than just HBO Go on the Roku but thought I would try to help out the D* subs that I was leaving behind that also wanted that feature. I posted as a show of support as the other thread about HBO Go on D* was closed. No Mal-intention meant.

    I underestimated just how many D_Bags are here on dbstalk that validate their self worth by the SAT provider they choose by flexing their Internet muscles in threads they claim not to care about, when we all know they wouldn't take the same tone in a real world conversation. If I would have started a thread bashing D* and praising E* I may have expected such a response. I didn't even mention what provider I was switching to until I was asked.

    Kind of shame most on-line post and comments are done by such small men.
     
  2. domingos35

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    stop spreading wrong info
    dish now charges $7/month per receiver(Hopper/joey) after the first one(free)
     
  3. RACJ2

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    Sorry if you took my post personally, but I was responding to Hoosier205's question. And I honestly feel those are reasons why people choose to post a "Good Bye" message. Your intent may have been to help others and I applaud you for that. Personally, I think everyone has to choose the provider that works best for them.

    I actually thought you might have started this thread to keep your DBSTalk account active. You haven't posted since the last time you had E* back in 2006.
     
  4. grcooperjr

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    NOt the case.... Still 17. per dvr if you have the 722... My last bill still showes it....

    My neighbor still has the fees.... he does not have the joey/hopper but 4 722's... Dish is the home of hidden fee's
     
  5. lparsons21

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    So the more correct way to mention receiver fees is to say "Dish charges from $7 to $17, depending on which one you have".

    I had a 722k and a 612 and my receiver fee was $10 for the 612. BTW, other than MRV, the 612 is the literal equivalent of the HRs up through the 24.

    edit: And the fees aren't hidden at all.
     
  6. dslate69

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    I didn't take your post I replied to personal. Your post was just talking about peoples motives for posting what you consider a goodbye post; so I thought it fitting to explain my motive. I think it is clear which posts and posters at least in this thread deserve the label of D_Bag.
    I must have forgotten the valuable feedback one receives on this forum. I think the quality of posts in this thread alone show me what I have been missing. :rolleyes:
     
  7. billsharpe

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    My daughter's Dish HD reception looked as good as my DirecTV HD reception, both on 40-inch sets.
     
  8. lparsons21

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    On my Panny 54" plasma, the differences between the two services PQ is minimal and hardly noticeable.
     
  9. Davenlr

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    That is probably because on most of the HD channels, the quality from the source is lower than the quality capability of either provider. When you cant tell the difference between the live uplink from a live ESPN or NBC sports event using a full C band satellite transponder, and the delivered final product on your service provider, either the source is substandard, or your provider is outstanding.
     
  10. domingos35

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    on my 67" Samsung LED DLP Dish's HD PQ actually looks better than Directv's PQ in HD
    I think the HD PQ with the new Hoppers improved
     
  11. sigma1914

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    I can respect those who say the PQ is similar, but to say Dish looks better is funny. Users here, sat guys, and AVS all seem to disagree with you.
     
  12. Hoosier205

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    Given the technical aspects of what they offer...not possible.
     
  13. HobbyTalk

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    And Dish's SD picture quality is much better.
     
  14. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    That shouldn't matter since Dish has soooooooooooooo much HD right? ;)
     
  15. carlsbad_bolt_fan

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    Now, let me preface this by saying I really don't care why you cancelled D*. Hell, your reason could be that the lights on the front of the DVR are blue instead of red and it wouldn't matter to me.

    But in making such a post, what kind of reaction did you expect? I guess I should rephrase my question : what kind of reaction did you want? I just find it rather funny that someone makes a post and doesn't understand that people will react in any way they choose.

    And count me among the many that will talk to you in the same manner, whether it's here or face to face.

    With that said, good luck with Dish.
     
  16. grcooperjr

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    Ha Ha... I'll agree... The fees aren't hidden, but they are never ending to the folks that have alot of recivers/tv's like myself. I guess that's what I get for having a big family and letting the inlaws live here. Dish's focus is on low fees for the folks that have one or two tv's not eight +.

    In December my mirroring or extra reciver fees $126 for 7 vip722's and one 2 vip211. The programing fees were $76. Everybody has a hot button. The raise in fees in febuary 2010 was mine. It just took 2 years to really push me over the edge. So I turned off all the DVR's and sold em on Ebay in Febuary and turned off service March 1. My reciver fees on DTV are half of Dish. I know $50 a month isn't much but it's a few more beers I can enjoy.
     
  17. HobbyTalk

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    More non-sports HD then Direct anyways :lol:
     
  18. HobbyTalk

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    You do know that the average DTV customer pays way more per month then the average Dish customer? That would put you way outside the norm :D
     
  19. lparsons21

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    While that is true, it is also true that in many cases those with many receivers save money with D*. Using the Hopper/Joey is a way to reduce that cost, but as it sits right now, 2 Hoppers + 6 Joeys seems to be the max. Giving you a $49/month fee. Once the Hoppers are able to see each other and make the management unified, that will be a hell of a system, imo!

    D* is missing unified management and it doesn't even seem that it is on their radar.
     
  20. grcooperjr

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    I agree... We were not the normal Dish customer.....

    Of course it could be worst, I'd could of had Comcast
     

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