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I want to put forks in my eyeballs

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by Satelliteracer, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Satelliteracer

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    I've been in Ohio the last few days at a cable household....I want to put forks in my eyeballs. No on screen guide, no hd, no dvr......ahhhhhhh.

    I had forgotten what it is like. Need to get on the plane tomorrow and get back to the 21st century.

    :D
     
  2. barryb

    barryb New Member

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    BREATH.

    Its only a matter of time until you are safe and sound.

    You can do this Satelliteracer. I have faith in you.
     
  3. SWORDFISH

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    Maybe this guy can help you out:

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/dpgo-man-gouges-out-ex-girlfriends-eye-lwf-200911201258746072214


    SF
     
  4. tcusta00

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  5. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'll be going to Rochester this week. My dad has Time-Warner. The GUI looks like the old Prodigy software. He does get a few HD channels, but you never know what'll be on at any time.

    It really is horrible beyond belief.
     
  6. schlagle

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    I want to put a fork in my eyeballs every time I have to watch ESPNU. The day DTV finally starts broadcasting it in HD can't get here soon enough.
     
  7. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Middle...
    !rolling

    Good luck with your return to the 21st century, Satelliteracer. Hopefully the flux capacitor won't burn out!
     
  8. wilbur_the_goose

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    Well, Time-Warner does have a few advantages:
    1. Free HD
    2. Really decent VOD
    3. Good local content, including local access
    4. Subchannels shown
    5. Good in-person customer service
    6. Versus HD (for hockey)
    7 MSG HD (for hockey)
     
  9. TheRatPatrol

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    What cable system were they on? Was is just the household that didn't have those things? Does the cable system offer an HD-DVR, or HD service at all, or were you stuck with basic cable plugged into a TV?

    I was going to say the same thing, I bet they have Versus though. :sure:
     
  10. Satelliteracer

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    Free HD. I always laugh at that one. Nothing is free in life, not HD, not healthcare, nothing. Look at their box rental fees and you will see that HD is not free.

    This particular system had no VOD, no HD, no Versus, no MSG, and the internet service was slower than when I had DSL.

    And yes, it was one of the major cable guys but in a small part of Ohio.

    I nearly lost my mind....at the airport now, looking forward to getting back to some good tv. :D
     
  11. armophob

    armophob Difficulty Concen........

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    I have people in my family and some friends that have this idea that life does not revolve around the tv. I is very hard to relate to their world and getting them to understand the life they are missing is almost impossible.
    When I go to visit them, I make sure my DVR's are set and have plenty of room.
    I also laugh out loud when I am there and they want to watch a dvd or vhs tape on the small square box they have in the family room.
     
  12. TheRatPatrol

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    OK then, time to refer them. :D
     
  13. schlagle

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    Well, to get their "free" HD, you have to pay for their digital service, which is something like $73 per month, or basically the same thing Choice Xtra costs after adding HD.
     
  14. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    My in laws just switched from Directv to cable they can't stand it. They are considering switching back to Directv
     
  15. cariera

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    Lock up the silverware!
     
  16. wilbur_the_goose

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    Trust me, D* is MUCH better than TWC. But nothing is perfect ;)
     
  17. bidger

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    8. A real option for adding broadband service
     
  18. wilbur_the_goose

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    Bidger - huh?

    Why would DirecTV offer broadband?
     
  19. Tornillo

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    Wow! It's been a while since I've had cable. No screen guide?
     

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