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Cablevision vs DirectTV - Who Has More HD's?


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#26 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:37 PM

I just got off the phone with Cablevision. They offered me 79.99 ultimate triple play (Boost +, Family TV, Phone) (3 DVR's) Total price after taxes is under 130.00. I would save 50+ dollars a month. 90+ for directv and 90+ for cablevision (boost+ and phone that I have now.)
I called Directv and the best they would offer me is 10 dollars off a month and with that I couldn't get any offers for 2 years that might come up.


Dump all phone services from anyone, and buy an ooma. Only a couple dollars a month for taxes, that's it. Saves you lots of money.

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#27 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 12 September 2011 - 06:28 PM

I just got off the phone with Cablevision. They offered me 79.99 ultimate triple play (Boost +, Family TV, Phone) (3 DVR's) Total price after taxes is under 130.00. I would save 50+ dollars a month. 90+ for directv and 90+ for cablevision (boost+ and phone that I have now.)
I called Directv and the best they would offer me is 10 dollars off a month and with that I couldn't get any offers for 2 years that might come up.


If you do switch, don't cancel DirecTV until you're sure. Suspend it for 5-6 months.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:54 AM

Didn't know you could suspend it. I have a 280 ETF from directv that Cablevision will pay as well for me. Not sure they would pay it after 4-5 months.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:10 AM

Probably not. Canceling makes it more expensive to switch back if you don't like it on the other side.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:27 AM

Probably not. Canceling makes it more expensive to switch back if you don't like it on the other side.

I would think if you paid the ETF, you'd be eligible for all new DirecTV customer discounts if you did want to return, so maybe not a bad thing if Cablevision picks that up. Also Cablevision has no ETF, at least in my neck of the woods. I'd just make sure that the Cablevision pricing is locked in for whatever period you agree to. I had Cablevision internet for what I thought was $30/month for 2 years, and they raised me to $50 after 12 months. They actually did me a favor, because it caused me to switch back to faster FiOS internet + phone at a great deal, with a 2-year price lock.

My daughter has had Cablevision service for years. DVR GUI is ugliest I've ever seen, but they work just fine. They are very reliable TV recording/watching appliances. Really no other bells or whistles.
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 05:29 PM

I could always put new service back in someone else' name if they did try to give me a hard time. Costco is offering decent deal for Directv as well.

I called Directv to see what if anything they would offer me. They would give me a10 dollar monthly credit and told me that I could not get any promotions for 24 months if I accepted the 10 dollar monthly credit. I really don't want to leave Directv, but saving 50+ dollars a month is hard to pass up.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 02:21 PM

This may help you.

http://ww.avsforum.c...d.php?t=1058081

Mike


Also take into account the number of OnDemand stations. DirecTV deso pretty well on that. Dish is sad. Comcrap has quite a few too.




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