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Went Back To DirecTV - Terrible Decision!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dood, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. Apr 26, 2012 #81 of 105
    Richierich

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    Well, if I work for Directv I wish they would hurry up and send me a Pay Check. :lol:

    I have Absolutely No Problems Whatsoever with my 5 Owned HR24-500s either. :)

    I do experience Sluggisness or Slowness with my 2 HR23-700s but not as much as many report here and I don't use them on a Daily Basis just as Backup DVRs in case a hard drive goes out on another DVR I still have my Recordings on my Backup DVR.
     
  2. Apr 26, 2012 #82 of 105
    Richierich

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    And just why is a Dish Customer so interested in Directv and their Problems unless perhaps you work for Dish and are just here to Bash Directv? :)
     
  3. Apr 26, 2012 #83 of 105
    hdtvfan0001

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    I agree.

    Every service isn't right for every person (no matter which one is selected), which is why there isn't one single service provider.

    Similar to Rich...I don't work for nor have ever worked for DirecTV, but have been a long-time satisfied client. I've used almost every new product and service they have offered over the past 15 years.

    The fact is that folks with any negative experiences tend to post those, in contrast to folks taking the time to say things are going great. Such is the world of online posting.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2012 #84 of 105
    Richierich

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    Why did you Start the Following Thread?

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showpost.php?p=1513746&postcount=1

    "I was a D* customer for 8 years. When I decided to upgrade my TV to HD I thought D* would work with me by cutting some kind of deal. After at least 4 calls, they would offer no discount. So I got pissed and went to E*. This was about 5 months ago.

    I have never been too impressed with the E* setup. I simply hate the way the E* tuners feed two rooms. It is a pain when you have to switch from single mode to dual mode or vice-versa."

    Seems like you like to jump around trying to save a buck or two but got burned by doing it.

    Didn't seem like you liked Dish's Equipment either by your own words. :lol:
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 #85 of 105
    Laxguy

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    No service is right for every one.
    Any service is wrong for some one.
    For some, there is no acceptable service.​


    You can carve that in stone, cast it in bronze, drop it in your time capsules, 'cause it ain't gonna change.
     
  6. Apr 26, 2012 #86 of 105
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    +1

    I miss the halcyon days when one could buy a Sony or RCA UltimateTV DVR for DIRECTV. Now THAT was a great DVR.

    The HR series of DVRs are crap IMHO, and that's one of the reasons that I don't plan on ever going back to DIRECTV.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2012 #87 of 105
    MysteryMan

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    As I posted before I have two HR24-500s. Last Thursday my oldest receiver began having issues (slow response to commands, menu freeze ups). I waited a few days to see if it would clear up. When it didn't I called DirecTV. They told me they are aware of the issues people are having with their receivers and are working on it. They instructed me to set Scrolling Effects to off, clear the NVRAM, and do two resets in thirty minutes, followed with a a Send Report. Issues have been corrected and receiver is back to performing normally with the receiver still set to Native on. I'm posting this to show there are also positive endings with receiver issues and not just negative endings as some would have us believe.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2012 #88 of 105
    Dood

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    Not so Ritchie boy. I had no problems with the DVR, I just didn't like the whole home the way it was set up. HD had just arrived and I was a long time customer and DirecTV didn't want to offer me ANYTHING to help me switch over to HD. My whole point is that the DirecTV DVRs are crap.
     
  9. Apr 26, 2012 #89 of 105
    MysteryMan

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    You,ve been venting for "four" days. Your starting to sound like a woman scorned.
     
  10. Apr 26, 2012 #90 of 105
    harsh

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    You only need to do that to avail yourself of a feature (PIP) that the DIRECTV Plus HD DVR doesn't offer.

    Kind of like saying you don't want a car that can run on E85 because you'd have to fill it with E85 to use the feature.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2012 #91 of 105
    sigma1914

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    Then why troll...I mean...continue to participate in DirecTV discussions?
     
  12. Apr 26, 2012 #92 of 105
    harsh

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    On the other hand, some will defend their grass as golden while others acknowledge that golden grass is, in actuality, dead grass.
     
  13. Apr 26, 2012 #93 of 105
    MysteryMan

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    I see you notice that too. To me the meaning is clear. They spend hours posting on DirecTV threads because they arn't all that pleased with DISH.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2012 #94 of 105
    harsh

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    Because as long as the keepers of the faith continue to respond, they won't go away.

    I seem to recall that somebody's tag line mentions something about this.
     
  15. Apr 26, 2012 #95 of 105
    Mike Bertelson

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    You do realize anyone can search your posts and see if you've ever posted about having problems with Dish DVRs?

    If this thread is going to keep being nothing but a bunch of bickering then I'm going to close it. I'll give it a little more time so if this is to becomae a constructive discussion I suggest we get to it.

    Mike
     
  16. Apr 26, 2012 #96 of 105
    sigma1914

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    I follow both sides here & notice hardly any posts in the Dish side from DirecTV folks outright bashing and complaining about Dish. Yet the same group of 4-5 continue to troll here. I respect & understand users sharing their opinion in topics regarding switching, but that's about it.

    All we can do is follow the advice in my signature & hope. ;)
     
  17. Apr 26, 2012 #97 of 105
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    Learn a lot? Really? LOL.
    And in that same 5 year period, my in-laws are on their 5th Dish DVR. Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4 but FIVE. That, by definition, is total crap. I won't even go into the other components (switches, cables, the actual dish, etc.) they've had to replace.

    My two HR20's (original 700's), slow at times, still work.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2012 #98 of 105
    sigma1914

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    Right on cue. :lol:
     
  19. Apr 26, 2012 #99 of 105
    hdtvfan0001

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    Probably for the same reason most HDTV manufacturers poo-poo it as having a very small niche market.

    I recall seeing 3 HDTVs at CES this year (out of hundreds seen there) that offered PIP.

    I have an even better question...why would any Dish subscriber have 80% of their posts in DirecTV threads (unless they had ulterior motives for being there)? Rhetorial question...the answer is simple.

    This thread is a farce from the get go...only fueled further by fodder of the same nature. If this thread was a horse, it would already be put out of its misery. :beatdeadhorse:
     
  20. sigma1914

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    Really? You sure??? :rolleyes:

     
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