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What will it take to keep you a DirecTV client?

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#1 OFFLINE   oldfantom

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:44 PM

I have been thinking about this for a few weeks. I certainly don't have a time frame, but I do have a list of the killer apps that are going to get my business in the future. If some other provider put them in front of me right now, however, I might drop the dish from my roofline.

(1) More HD choices.
(2) Centralized receiver hardware with multiple tuners that will let me
(3) Serve high def signals to multiple locations from that central source.

(1) should be a no brainer. I don't any single channel in particular. I just don't want a single channel (BET in '09).

(2) I want to be able to record - without having to cobble together a Microsoft Server - and store to a single location. I want one reliable central setup for all my shows. I think I need at least four tuners on that central source with the ability to record on all four and playback content to multiple locations at the same time. A four in, two out is all I really would ever need.

(3) I want an easy way to serve a HD signal to a TV in my wife's office or the kitchen or the guest bedroom. I want those signals to be served by a central location. When I am tired, I would like to be able to watch my network shows in my bedroom. I would like to be able to watch my Monday night football Tuesday morning in my office.

That's the list for me. The bad thing for D* is that FIOS is probably getting closer to offering that wish list to me. The good news is they just aren't here yet.

So am curious as to the items that will make you stay if they are offered or go if they aren't.

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#2 OFFLINE   eandras

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:51 PM

What it would take to keep me at this point is just tell me that I have to have optimum. I had them when I was laid off and their HD system is a piece of Crap. Fios is not available where I am. Directv is by far the best tv and equipment available to me.

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#3 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 05:56 PM

oldfantom .. Q1/2010 should be good to you
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:06 PM

My subscription in my signature is why I'll be on Directv forever...no one has the HD sports like them.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:33 PM

oldfantom .. Q1/2010 should be good to you


But March is in Q1...along with the yearly price increases! :(

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 06:45 PM

I am loyal to DirecTV period. Unless they f up bad nothing will get me to switch as I know DirecTV will eventually have the same or similar.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:22 PM

My 2 Year contract ended last week.

For me its all about the GUIDE.

Cable, DIsh, and Direct all have the same channels I watch in HD now.

So for me a NEW HD GUIDE is a must. Find the shows on the HD channel quickly with pictures and info is a must. I know all 3 are looking into this but have not seen true HD guides yet in my area.

Who even has the best guide will get my business. I am now looking at the the other guys, studying and comparing. I will decide by xmas.
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:46 PM

My answer is simple. I will go where the NFL goes. I've had DirecTv since 1997 for NFL Football and I have never looked back to going to cable or any other tv provider. Simple. DirecTv has the NFL and that is who is going to be getting my business. Keep the NFL exclusive to DirecTv and all will be well.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 07:56 PM

My answer is simple. I will go where the NFL goes. I've had DirecTv since 1997 for NFL Football and I have never looked back to going to cable or any other tv provider. Simple. DirecTv has the NFL and that is who is going to be getting my business. Keep the NFL exclusive to DirecTv and all will be well.


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:05 PM

For me it's NBA LP. I'm moving to a new home and have the chance to get U-Verse and the only thing that stopped me was LP. However, I have until next Sunday (installation day) to cancel so I'm going to be doing some thinking over the next few days. I see that NBA LP is available on broadband now so that is an option along with U-Verse.

I think I'm ultimately just scared to switch. D* has been good to me so far, haven't had any outages and the only issue I did have was an HR20 that bit the dust but quickly got replaced.

D* definitely needs to keep up with the tech, though. U-Verse's whole home DVR system is a great idea and I'm not sure, as the tech matures, if D* can keep up. The future is less hardware.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:05 PM

Directv has sunday ticket exclusively thru the 2014 season so i aint goin anywhere.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:08 PM

As long as DirecTV keeps on the path their on right now I will be a sub for the foreseeable future.

I'm get great customer service and I love the amount of HD I'm getting(And at this price I'm getting it at).

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 08:21 PM

I have been thinking about this for a few weeks. I certainly don't have a time frame, but I do have a list of the killer apps that are going to get my business in the future. If some other provider put them in front of me right now, however, I might drop the dish from my roofline.

(1) More HD choices.
(2) Centralized receiver hardware with multiple tuners that will let me
(3) Serve high def signals to multiple locations from that central source.

(1) should be a no brainer. I don't any single channel in particular. I just don't want a single channel (BET in '09).

(2) I want to be able to record - without having to cobble together a Microsoft Server - and store to a single location. I want one reliable central setup for all my shows. I think I need at least four tuners on that central source with the ability to record on all four and playback content to multiple locations at the same time. A four in, two out is all I really would ever need.

(3) I want an easy way to serve a HD signal to a TV in my wife's office or the kitchen or the guest bedroom. I want those signals to be served by a central location. When I am tired, I would like to be able to watch my network shows in my bedroom. I would like to be able to watch my Monday night football Tuesday morning in my office.

That's the list for me. The bad thing for D* is that FIOS is probably getting closer to offering that wish list to me. The good news is they just aren't here yet.

So am curious as to the items that will make you stay if they are offered or go if they aren't.


oldfantom .. Q1/2010 should be good to you


Including "(2) I want to be able to record - without having to cobble together a Microsoft Server - and store to a single location. I want one reliable central setup for all my shows. I think I need at least four tuners on that central source with the ability to record on all four and playback content to multiple locations at the same time. A four in, two out is all I really would ever need" Doug?

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:21 PM

What will it take to keep me?

Keeping the cost/benefit ratio at an acceptable level. I'm pretty much at the maximum I'm willing to pay for TV. As prices increase, I find ways to reduce my bill proportionally. When I have to reduce it to the point I'm no longer getting the channels I want, I will drop service. I don't know if that will be this spring, or in twenty years.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:23 PM

Keep doing the great job with the sports, like they have been, will keep me as a happy camper. The more in HD, the happier I am.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 09:46 PM

What will it take to keep me?

Keeping the cost/benefit ratio at an acceptable level. I'm pretty much at the maximum I'm willing to pay for TV. As prices increase, I find ways to reduce my bill proportionally. When I have to reduce it to the point I'm no longer getting the channels I want, I will drop service. I don't know if that will be this spring, or in twenty years.

Hope when they give us the 200+ HD chs they drop the HD fee but then they may charge us a SD fee:lol:

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:22 PM

What brought me to DirecTV, and will keep me here - Mega March Madness.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:10 AM

I've been with DirecTV since the beginning and plan on staying.

However, I would like to see the following:

1) An economical way to upgrade boxes to HD. I have three active SD DVRs that I would upgrade if it didn't cost me $100-$200 per box.

2) Change the coding, so external hard drives are not married to one receiver. I would hate to lose saved recordings on a perfectly good drive because the receiver went bad.

3) Resolve the dispute with Versus. I'm tired of watching Blackhawks games on my computer monitor in SD.

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#19 OFFLINE   brucegrr

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 03:50 AM

For me it is all about cost. I would also like more choice of which channels are a part of my package.

Directv is the only choice for me. Sports. Sports. Sports. The only other option is Dish, but Directv's sports offerings are far superior. Time Warner is available but they offer less than 20 HD channels for more money than I pay Directv. (I ain't kidding about the number of HD channels. Terrible and laughable)

No FIOS here. Verizon has a phone presence here BUT it probably does not make economic sense to offer their service to a rural county of only 36,000 people.

So it's Directv. As long as service remains affordable I am a Directv customer.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:40 AM

Cost and MRV!!!!




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