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So long, but not goodbye

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ATARI, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Red Orc

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    Switching to Comcast would actually save me money. Right now I'm paying DTV about $140/month and I'm paying Comcast about $90/month for internet & phone. That's $230/month. If I switch to Comcast my bill would go up to about $160/month. For the first year any way. I don't remember what the price was after that.
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Fortunately my DVR hasn't given me issues other than an occasional hang up and occasional minor glitches.
     
  3. akw4572

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    I'm in the exact same boat. My install is on the 9th. I have had great luck with DTV, other than the slow DVR. No complaints from me, but the ability to get brand new hardware, and save $40 a month is a no brainer. I've had DTV for like 5-6 years, but, like you, I think the only thing I'll miss is Disney in HD, and that's for my 4 and 6 year old, but I've heard Dish's SD is very good quality as well, and I doubt they even miss it. As for the AMC shows, I just started Breaking Bad on Netflix, so I've got like 4 seasons of watching. The Walking Dead, I just got into, so I've only watched season 1 on Netflix, so season 2 will be on Netflix before long. I plan on starting Mad Men before long as well, but I'll have a lot of catching up to do.
     
  4. AMike

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    I made to switch to Comcast last summer and just switched back a couple of weeks ago. Service was great and reliable (zero outages during our time). They offered me a great deal at the time, but that great deal went south when Comcast increased their outlet fees to an amount that equalled my old D* bill.

    I then discovered I could come back to D* as a new customer, and get the savings I initially had. It was a no brainer to come back.
     
  5. ATARI

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    The SD quality is very good -- to the point I would call it HD-lite.

    I won't miss AMC, but I and the wife are liking BBC in HD.
     
  6. mdavej

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    Lots of changes going on with cable these days. In my area cable went from being the absolute worst option to the best just about overnight. Since they implemented switched digital video (SDV), HD PQ went from terrible to perfect, plus it gives them essentially unlimited capacity, so they've just added about 60 HD channels, surpassing both satellite companies.

    I loved having D* back when they were still the HD leader a few years ago. I also loved my Dish Hopper and the additional national HD on Dish. But considering D*'s weak HD lineup and Dish's habit of dropping channels, cable is the best option in my area now. And since I'm using a PC as my DVR, I have no crappy cable DVR's to deal with or high DVR fees. All I have to pay for is my package and a cable card, which is essentially free ($2/month).

    Of course no one provider has it all. So D* is still the only choice for serious sports fans. For the rest of us, the competition between sat and cable is really heating up.
     
  7. Old_School

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    I am sure it will really heat up when the contract for Sunday Ticket expires. of course i am sure Directv has something in the works to renew it as they would loose alot of people if they lost it to anyone.


    As for my other services, we had Comcast for both phone and internet but my "for the first 6 months" ran out and i was slapped with a $126 bill! to much for just the two services so, i got a email from Vonage offering $9.99 a month unlimited lifetime calling so i pulled the trigger.
     

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