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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by scarylibrary23, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. donalddickerson2005

    donalddickerson2005 Legend

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    That's what I am saying this guy say hln well we get it in HD and I do not know of one singe thing that is on epix that I would even watch. But I do know that I like sports and dish doesn't come close to the coverage that DirecTV has.
    For the others that the guy listed some are in HD and well most of them I do not even watch so not a big deal to me even if they are in SD.
     
  2. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

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    Very true, Dish doesn't do sports as well as Direct. For me Dish's sports coverage is fine and I won't miss a single sporting event that I want to watch and that would be true even with the miserable cable company we have down here. Sports is not on my list of things to worry about!

    But the reason we have 2 similar in many respects, sat providers is to feed our viewing wants. And since with the recent and upcoming price increases are bringing the cost differential to nearly zero, it makes switching a better proposition than it has ever been as long as you can get what you want from both.
     
  3. donalddickerson2005

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    Thank you for being civil, if you like dish keep it if you like DirecTV keep it. Information should be why did you choose and what makes it better. My 2 reasons are sports and kids programs the other guy does not have a want-need in them so dish works fine.
    What I would
    I'd love to see is all alacart channels but that will never happen.
     
  4. lparsons21

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    I see no reason not to be civil. I have a love/hate relationship with both services and have subscribed to both multiple times. It is strictly a pay for service provided business deal, nothing personal in it at all. Playing by the rules both sat providers use, I switch when it is in my best interest. Just as I haggle for a better price when buying a car.
     
  5. donalddickerson2005

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    I'm talking about being civil on here not with dish or DirecTV. I get mad quickly with the CSRs but then I'm very nice with retention people.
     
  6. dishrich

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    I always keep forgetting around here that God forbid if you criticize ANYTHING about D*...

    Don't know if this was directed at me &/or what was NOT civil about my answer toward you...but to your point about HLN & to repeat the salient (lacking) HD lineup point:

    You DO understand that some of these HD channels, including HLN, JUST now became available a week ago - again, when I dumped D* over SIX months ago, I decided that waiting TWO years was long enough for D* to $hit or get off the pot - as well as the receiver issues I had. Sorry if this is not civil enough; it's kind of hard to sugar coat it otherwise. :shrug:

    As far as being "civil" toward D* - I tried (nicely) 3 times to get them to do something w/my POS receivers; they would NOT; so I told them simply to shut it off - simple as that. :confused:
    BUT for something nice I CAN say about D*...they didn't want their POS DVR's back, so I was able to keep them - & am watching all of my shows that are still on them at my leisure. So I didn't loose any of my existing shows by switching & am watching them as I have time. :D

    Honestly if D* had come thru with properly working receivers, & if they had had all those new HD channels back THEN, I probably would have still been with them. But truthfully overall, E* works better for me now...
     
  7. goinsleeper

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    The point is you wanted clarification to what I was saying, and so, I clarified. A new customer offer is given only once per account. Generally a "Winback" offer is given only once to an account, so you could not take advantage of the system. The $200 towards the ETF is obviously not a good idea if you just signed up with another provider, but if you're 14 months into your new contract, it is.
     
  8. donalddickerson2005

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    I don't know anyone who goes into a 24 month contract and then asks another company to pay to get out.
    Unless something extremely bad happens I will never switch from DirecTV.
     

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