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Directv vs. DISH...which is better???


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#41 OFFLINE   EXTACAMO

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:04 PM

Let's keep it civil gents. :D

Both services have benefits and drawbacks, which is why both have millions of subscribers.

In the spirit of the OP...here is an objective comparison of services....its' not quite current, but close enough...

http://www.13donuts.com/sat-tv.html


Civility has nothing to do with it. As a E* sub for 10+ yrs. it was just an observation I feel I'm qualified to make. Furthermore I feel it is something a potential new customer should be aware of.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:24 PM

Civility has nothing to do with it. As a E* sub for 10+ yrs. it was just an observation I feel I'm qualified to make. Furthermore I feel it is something a potential new customer should be aware of.

Nothng wrong with your observation... :D
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#43 OFFLINE   EXTACAMO

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 03:29 PM

Nothng wrong with your observation... :D


And thanks for the link. I found it very informative. A must see for anyone considering DBS.

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

Insight Cable is the best of all of them. :eek:
RIP Insight.

#45 OFFLINE   EXTACAMO

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:36 PM

I think the title of the thread was E* vs D*. There was no mention of cable.:raspberry

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:47 PM

http://www.13donuts.com/sat-tv.html

I suspect that this one's a little dated as it shows E* carrying MLB EI. It does provide some useful criteria.

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Posted 18 July 2008 - 07:35 AM

I suspect that this one's a little dated as it shows E* carrying MLB EI. It does provide some useful criteria.

It has some dated info as I stated in a caveat in the post...but...it is objective and really designed to compare the services offered by each, rather than taking the pro vs con approach.
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Posted 18 July 2008 - 08:41 AM

Insight Cable is the best of all of them. :eek:


Cable is best if you prefer an inferior picture, inferior service, inferior HD quality and selection.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 09:00 PM

Which company experiences the least outages/problems? I've got a scheduled install for Dish later this month, but the more I read: dropped channels, contract disputes, ect ect ect, I'm starting to second guess my choice.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

You'll always see the negatives ... people don't complain about how well a system runs. :)

There are a few HD channels that probably would be there if DISH caved to every program provider and raised rates to cover the expense ... and Voom's HD channels were dropped because Voom failed to live up to their side of a contract. There have been a few channels that have left temporarily because of a dispute, but I can't recall any (other than Voom - so far) that didn't come back.

So far none of the 'disputed' channels were ones I missed. Viacom's a few years ago were the closest to being missed but that again illustrates remembering the negatives ... there was a big blow up at the time, the channels came back and DISH remained profitable. No permanent harm.

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Posted 05 August 2008 - 11:12 PM

Apparently DTV doesn't carry my locals in HD yet. I'm 20min outside of Chicago?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 01:43 AM

Both companies have Chicago HD locals ...
DISH and DirecTV both carry the four major networks plus WGN9 in HD.




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