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PLEASE HELP!!! D* customer curious about E*.

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by joeyo720, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. joeyo720

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    domingo , i see ur in s. fla as so am i. n.e. broward. can u tell me why ur glad u switched? can u tell me the pro's cons of dish compared to dtv. are u a sports fan?
     
  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    joeyo, it's pretty simple. Do you want more sports in HD or more premiums in HD?
     
  3. Hoosier205

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    Which option looks better varies from display to display. Both 720p and 1080i are going to be scaled on your display. Try them both and decided if one looks better than the other or not.

    Additional premiums are coming. There may be more beyond the 30 announced. I don't have much interest in them due to the fact that they are a bit redundant. I don't feel that I am missing out on anything by not having those other few HBO's and such. The differences between which channel the two providers have are few and far between. The real difference is in pure quality. DirecTV offers more features and superior picture quality. Personally, I'll take quality over quantity. Dish Network sacrifices picture quality to increase capacity...no thank you.
     
  4. Hoosier205

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    Well, that just isn't possible.

    Lower resolutions, more compression, and starved bit rates = Dish Network

    Let's stick to helping joeyo720 though. I am offering him the best advice I can. DirecTV is the #1 provider for a reason.
     
  5. domingos35

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    and i am offering him my advice
    :rolleyes:
     
  6. Hoosier205

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    When and where? I have yet to see any advice from you to him. I am the only member in this thread you have responded to. Also, telling someone that it looks just as good isn't helpful when it actually isn't as good. There are basic and factual deficiencies. These are problems which actually exist. I haven't made them up. It just shows that you didn't notice the obvious differences and that is perfectly fine. You are happy with the choice you made.
     
  7. domingos35

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    yes i am in palm beach county
    dish has better receivers,HD picture is just as good
    more movie channels on DISH, more HD channels
    i am a sports fun,i like football and soccer.DISH has FSC HD(fox soccer channel HD) directv doesn't.i wouldn't let the fact that DIRECTV has more sports influence your decision to go with DIRECTV .
    but i also like movies and DISH has EPIX HD ,DIRECTV doesn't
     
  8. Hoosier205

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    Let's translate this for him...shall we?

    Better receivers? Those are receivers they may not even have for much longer. The best one will cost $200, even for new customers. Yes, Dish has Epix. Epix is yet another channel which refuses to run most films in their OAR. That's a big score for Dish! Oh and by the way...you may missed the the news when Dish Network actually came clean with their HD channel list. Here is a hint: They don't have more.
     
  9. RasputinAXP

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    He asked questions about Dish, and you came in here and thread**** everywhere. Let's stick to the topic at hand, please.
     
  10. Hoosier205

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    Yes and I answered questions about Dish. Don't blame me if some folks can't handle the facts. My first response was simple, accurate, and to the point:



    I offered the OP with information to help him make the best decision for himself. I made him aware of these Dish shortcomings. I was being honest. Nothing wrong with that.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    And you proceeded to quote bible and verse from Direct's commercials, which isn't the point.

    If he's one of the possibly 2% who care THAT DEEPLY about 1440 vs 1920, then great. Otherwise, if you put him in a room with 2 tvs running Direct and Dish side by side, he's not going to be able to tell the difference, just as I wouldn't be able to.

    This thread's been steered WAY off topic.

    Edited to add: Also, spreading FUD about Dish losing DVRs, or charging $200 for all receivers is just ridiculous.
     
  12. harsh

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    I was under the impression that macroblocking was a popularly lamented feature of DIRECTV's ESPN auto racing coverage.

    Do a site-wide search for the term "macroblocking" and see which provider has garnered the most threads.
     
  13. sigma1914

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    This site is very Directv sided in numbers. Not a fair comparison. :rolleyes:
     
  14. harsh

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    You didn't make it clear whether your answers were based on scientific testing or simple math. Opinions, no matter how rational they may seem, must not be equated with (or presented as) fact.
     
  15. Hoosier205

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    1. You may want to do a bit more research on the Dish/Tivo ordeal. DVR's are at risk.
    2. How much does the receiver (ViP 922) need to get many of the VOD offers cost for new subscribers? The answer is $200.
     
  16. Hoosier205

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    The absolute vast majority of posts, threads, and members are located in DirecTV sections of the forum. Regardless, macroblocking is predominantly a Dish Network issue.
     
  17. harsh

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    If macroblocking were a DISH Network hallmark as Hoosier205 suggests, it would seem that there would not need to be any DIRECTV threads including the word.
     
  18. James Long

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    Some people can see the "difference" between HD services without even looking at the picture.

    There is a difference between the way DirecTV compresses their channels and the way DISH compresses their channels. Millions of customers accept both compression methods and just watch the HD.
     
  19. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I got bored so I searched the site for "Epix," which is a hallmark of Dish. There were 34 of 67 topics from Directv threads. Using your logic, or lack there of, I guess after doing "a site-wide search for the term "Epix" [to] see which provider has garnered the most threads," I guess Epix is a hallmark of Directv since there are more threads in Directv's section. :rolleyes: Obviously, this reinforces the idea that your wrong to use a search here since it's a Directv sided site by numbers.
     
  20. James Long

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    Is this thread now about search terms? Perhaps sticking to the topic ... former D* customer's experiences with converting to DISH ... would be a good idea. It seems like there are a lot of comments coming from current D* customers, not former customers.

    As far as Epix goes ... I expect a search for BBC America HD would also pull a lot of hits off of the DirecTV side of the site. That HD feed is one of the things DirecTV lacks and it is a commonly requested channel on that side of the site.

    BOTH providers have their strong points ... both have their weak points. But we need to stay on track and answer the questions. Former DirecTV customers are encouraged to respond.
     

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