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#51 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 08:25 AM

Even if TWC had the channels that DIRECTV has I couldn't afford to switch to them. Our TWC system charges $10.99/month for DVR server, $9/month for WHDVR service and $7.99/month for a STB, to match what my DIRECTV service is now (seven HD DVR's and WHDVR) TWC would be $75.92 just for hardware vs. $46 for DIRECTV.

$30 a month less for hardware, but a new customer would have to factor in the up-front cost of 6 additional DirecTV DVR's at $199 apiece, no? That said, they may cost less if you get the right CSR.
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#52 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:25 PM

A friend of mine recently got one of those TiVo Premiere boxes and she has it hooked up to TWC using a "cable card" and adapter box so the TiVo acts like the cable box. It's pretty slick I thought as I played around with it.

Then she showed me how much it costs. Yowch!!

TiVo pops her $19 a month and TWC tosses in a charge for the "cable card" and adapter. Then I saw how much programming cost her! It's lots more than my Choice Xtra and when I went to select a few shows on my favorite channels I discovered they weren't in her package.

I suffered along with cable for nine years because there was no other choice and when I finally blew a gasket dealing with them I vowed I'd NEVER return after switching to DirecTV. So far I've kept my promise to myself.

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#53 OFFLINE   ddrumman2004

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:50 AM

I don't understand why so many come on here and announce their decision to leave DTV and go with another provider.
Not that I post here much.....if I ever switched providers....I sure wouldn't come on here and announce it.

Good luck to the OP anyway!
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#54 OFFLINE   billsharpe

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 12:00 PM

I don't understand why so many come on here and announce their decision to leave DTV and go with another provider.
Not that I post here much.....if I ever switched providers....I sure wouldn't come on here and announce it.

Good luck to the OP anyway!


If Verizon would come up with a decent offer that would save me a few bucks per month I would switch to FiOS. They haven't quite done so yet.

I am not an NFL fan. I watch the Super Bowl at a party and pay more attention to the commercials than the game.

If I leave DirecTV I would leave a message thanking everyone for their help the last five years. :)

As a matter of fact, why wait. I thank everyone now...
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Posted 19 September 2011 - 02:04 PM

The fact that this is even a decision to be thought about shows me just how awful the cable service is where I live. Cox is all that is available (FIOS is in some of the area but they have stopped expanding for now) and the comparison between D* and Cox is a joke. Cox's prices are higher, the channel selection is abysmal (especially in HD), and the DVR's they offer are beyond disgraceful. They only hold 10.5-12 hours of HD programming, depending on which channels you record.

I can see how someone with options such as TWC could see value in cable. I would have considered FIOS myself it were available here just to avoid the occasional weather issues. But for some of us there are no alternatives to D* that are even in same hemisphere.




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