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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by p4594spa, Feb 11, 2013.

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  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Ahhh yes... a company should never add to their product unless EVERY customer cares. That's genius!

    So TV Anywhere is of no value unless you're lazy and unemployed? Many people travel for work and not every hotel has decent tv options. Hospital stays can be extremely boring and TV Anywhere helps.


    What was DirecTV thinking? They shouldn't add any channels unless it's free & everyone wants them.


    Excellent job at bragging and using a horrible analogy. That definitely deserves an award, here you go....
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  2. Satelliteracer

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    I wasn't trying to be confrontational, unfortunately on the internet it is hard to determine voice, intent, tone.

    I'm off to a soccer tournament for my kids. An all day affair where we have 3 games over 8 hours. I'll be using my Directv Everywhere to keep us entertained between matches. I, and many others, like that flexibility.
     
  3. damondlt

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    Enjoy! you be the only one worried about TV.:lol:
     
  4. bidger

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    Enjoy your day. Even though I don't sub any more, I do enjoy your input on DirecTV and your contributions to the forum.
     
  5. damondlt

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    Yea I do travel for work,But I work 13 and 14 hour days on the road, the rest is for eating and sleeping.

    I don't know about where you live ,But PA hospitals don't allow cell phone devices. Most people in the hospital aren't too concerned about TV at this point.:lol:
     
  6. Satelliteracer

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    You would be amazed at the number of streams each week utilized by customers on Directv Everywhere. Amazed.

    Different strokes for different folks, we have to remember that how we view things or our own life experiences aren't the same for everyone, or even the majority. Every person is different and how they weigh the importance of one thing vs another is also different. I don't drink coffee, I can't comprehend spending $5 on a cup of coffee and doing it everyday. It doesn't compute for me. For others, the world would end if they don't get there Starbucks.

    To each their own.
     
  7. sigma1914

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    Good for you for working long days, but not everyone does that.

    I guess our Texas hospitals have better technology because the last 3 I was at had WiFi, doctors & visitors on cells, and tvs...Hmmm, I wonder why there's tvs if most people in the hospital aren't too concerned about TV? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Barry in Conyers

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    I have been following this thread since it started a couple of weeks ago.

    There are several "bottom lines":

    First, DirecTV is a "for profit" company and is going to raise prices at every opportunity. Not a matter of right / wrong / good / evil, just the way it is.

    Second, despite claims to the contrary, there is no evidence to suggest or reason to believe that DirecTV is an advocate for their customers other than to the extent that it benefits DirecTV. Again, not a matter of right / wrong / good / evil, just the way it is.

    Third, many (most?) customers are not thrilled with DirecTV price increases. Expecting otherwise is silly / naive / stupid.

    Fourth, the same group of fan-boys, employees and super cheerleaders can be counted on to D*fend any and all DirecTV price increases and how price increases are communicated (or not). Expecting otherwise is silly / naive / stupid.

    To quote Walter Cronkite, "That's the way it is".
     
  9. Hoosier205

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    This is not true.
     
  10. Rich

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    Did that just happen or has it always been like that? I looked on Google Earth for your location and it would be too much of a commute for my wife.

    Geez, you're lucky, first sign of pollen and we've gotta turn the central air on, both my wife and son have bad allergies. That's why my electric bill is so high.

    Didn't realize propane was that expensive.

    I own 9 out of 12 HRs and could sell them right now and make back what they cost. I could also live with just a subscription to NetFlix and a couple HRs and a basic package that would give me the Yes Network, but the wife and kids shot that idea down. There's enough stuff on NetFlix to keep me happy for a long time. I have a feeling satellite dishes are gonna go the way of carburetors.

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  11. Rich

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    Almost sounds like California is cheaper to live in than NJ.

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  12. Rich

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    Good catch, missed that one, I did. :lol:

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  13. Rich

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    In your last post you mentioned lazy and unemployed people. That would be me...and I love it!

    I don't think I've been in a hospital in NJ in the last few decades that doesn't have TVs (another stream of money for them) and now Wi-Fi.

    Rich
     
  14. sigma1914

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    Me too. :lol:
     
  15. James Long

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    I'm certainly not going to speak for every hospital in the state, especially for one in a state that I don't live in, but I have a friend that works in a hospital and I was surprised how much cell phone use happens in the building.

    The official hospital cell phone policy limits usage to the waiting rooms and bans cell phones from the floor with the nursery and babies and from ICU. However the hospital has installed a system of cell phone repeaters in the building to intentionally improve coverage for those devices. Even in areas where cell phones are "banned".

    It turns out that doctors have cell phones ... and doctors want their cell phones to work for voice and text messages wherever they are in the hospital - even at patient bedsides. And patients have cell phones ... and their close family visitors have cell phones. As long as the cell phone use is not disruptive of other patients and staff the ban simply is not enforced.

    At least at that hospital. Not speaking for every hospital in the state or any other state.

    As for TVs they are everywhere and served from the local cable system. Most are special sets designed for bedside use and are mounted on adjustable arms where the patient has private viewing. They don't allow the patient to view premium channels, PPV or the content of their home DVRs but they do provide a good level of service.

    I don't see a problem with DirecTV's everywhere service ... I generally do not have a need for such service but I would not deny it from others. But developing such services costs money. I hope the majority of subscribers see the benefit.
     
  16. damondlt

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    Totally agree.

    And while I may be amazed at the amount of customers that use Directv Everywhere. I bet its marginal at best.
     
  17. damondlt

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    I would love to see a supporting Number where you acually believe these Doctors and Visitors are Streaming Directv Everywhere.:rolleyes:

    I'm sure the supplied TV's are more then OK.

    Texting and Talking on cell phone has nothing to do with Streaming Directv content. Nice try though.:)

    I would love to see a supporting Number of people streaming Netflix in hospitals? I bet thats not nearly as High as you make it out to be, Let alone Directv.
     
  18. Hoosier205

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    Apparently not.

     
  19. damondlt

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    Since about 2004, Its been climbing ever since, Foreclosure rate is through the roof, they built all these schools and now enrollment is way down, They promised New Yorkers the world, and sold all of them houses that cost way over apprasied Value so it would look good for the morgage companys , now they aren't worth crap.


    They forced all the senior Residents out, turned it into little NY. Crime is very high in Monroe county.

    Its sad ! East Stroudsburg was in its day an awesome country mountain Vaction getaway in the Heart of the Pocono Mountains. Now it sucks!
     
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Please tell me where I said that... I'll wait.

    Yes, for some.

    Again... Please tell me where I said that... I'll wait.

    And how high did I make it out to be?

    By the way, you're very wrong about Pennsylvania hospitals banning cell phones.
     
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