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How many of you with Directv think Dish is getting better than Directv


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#21 OFFLINE   Curtis0620

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD


Not ESPNU, ESPNNEWS, DISNEY, many RSN's full time, etc. Plus Directv has more Premium movie channels in HD.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:35 AM

Not ESPNU, ESPNNEWS, DISNEY, many RSN's full time, etc. Plus Directv has more Premium movie channels in HD.


Basic HD

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

With Dish Network offering more HD basic channels, having services like Blockbuster @ Home and still having SiriusXM channels I'm starting to think about switching to Dish. I was upset when Directv removed G4 because now I can't watch Nintendo E3 conferences anymore accept online and I was hoping the Tivo was going to be better than it is. To me the Dish Hopper looks more impressive than the HR34 and I feel the channel offerings are more to my taste on Dish. If your're not a sports fan I can't see why you would want to be with Directv and I'm not trying to be a troll I'm saying what I truly feel. I know some of you must have some of these feelings in the back of your head. Now that Directv is making a lot of profit I see them starting to become like cable. I know maybe one of you has to agree with me.


You are asking this on a directv forum
what do u think the answers are going to be?
duh

#24 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:39 AM

Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD


I get every NFL game in HD. I get almost every NBA, NHL, MLB game in HD. I get more movies in HD. I get Disney in HD. I get ESPNU in HD.

I do not think Dish has more HD.

Your reminder is incorrect.
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Dish: Slimline, SWM8
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:41 AM

Basic HD


Yes, the VW Beetle stuff.

You try to portray Dish as being the high end car when you are talking about cheap basic channels (the only one that I am interested in is BBCA...I have no need to watch the Kardashian Channel in HD...and yet DirecTV has basic HD channels *I* and many others are interested in....Disney...love me some Phineas and Ferb...and the ESPNs.)

Let Dish fill up the airwaves with trash. By the numbers, you can tell that the majority do not care.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:46 AM

the majority do not care? right :rolleyes:
good excuse :eek2:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD


"Basic HD" yes. After that DISH falls short on all counts.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:03 AM

Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD


My In-laws had a Dish DVR, it was the only DVR that I've seen that I couldn't figure out, and I've used Time Warner Scientific Atlantas, Tivo and several versions of DirecTV boxes. They seemed to make things more complex and clunky than necessary.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:27 AM

Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD


You are judging #1 based only on the total number of HD channels? What about all of the other variables? What about the one that counts the most, the most subscribers?

It is not the total number of HD channels; it is the channels they offer that you want to watch. I currently only watch about 30% of the HD channels Direct currently carries anyway. Why would it be important if they add 10 more HD channels if I will never watch them to begin with. I can honestly say there may only about about 2 channels in HD that Dish currently carries that I may watch once in a blue moon. The others I would never watch at all.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:28 AM

Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD

"More HD", is pointless [from either provider] if you don't watch the channels.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:32 AM

I don't subscribe to any of the sports packages, but still wouldn't switch.

Every channel I watch is in HD with D*, I have no interest in Sirius/XM (or any music) on my TV, and the Hopper/Joey doesn't interest me either.

I like my HR34 though.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:35 AM

Actually I would compare Dish to my wife's Civic and DirecTV to my Dodge Ram.

My wife's Civic has all of the bells and whistles with more basic items, including navigation and leather seats (equivalent to having more of the basic channels). My truck has a more powerful engine and is able to do the things I need it to do that the Civic cannot do, like transport heavy items, and tow things (equivalent to providing the sports packages not available with Dish).

Let me also add that my wife's car gets much better gas millage (equivalent to lower base package prices with Dish), but I spend less total money in gas for the truck as it is driven a lot less (equivalent to not having to pay all those additional higher fees with Dish). If we did have the same setup with Dish that we do with Direct, we will actually be paying more for Dish than Direct even though their base package will be less money (determined by the actual package price not the promotional price).

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:41 AM

Dish doesn't even qualify given the inferior picture quality they offer and the fact that they carry fewer HD channels than DirecTV. DirecTV is #1 by a large margin.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:49 AM

Dish is defiantly not for me,i was thinking of it years ago and had installers come and see if i had a los,instead of using compass they walked around with sat dishes hooked up to signal meters and told me i would need two dishes. I am glad i didn't make that mistake.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:50 AM

Yea if youre too blind to see sucky PQ then yep dish is for you.

+ YAY another dish thread....been 3 days since the last so guess we were way overdue.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

I just tried calling dish because I was interested in the hopper and didn't know about some of the features until I saw some posts in this thread.

I am interested in Dish because I also am interested in the Tailgater that they have. It gets HD and is less expensive than the Winegard option I have been looking at.

All that being said, the first guy I spoke with sounded like he could speak english, but he didn't even understand what I said to him. The second guy I got transfered to I could barely understand, but he did answer my question.
Usually I am used to running into that with support, but definitely not sales! Poor showing Dish, poor showing indeed!

It totally soured me from even considering calling back in a month when it is supposed to be available.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:08 AM

I made that mistake once. That won't happen again. I'll stay with Directv.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:14 AM

Typical answers
should of been expected

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:18 AM

I did back in 97 or 98 for one year and then right back to direcTV. Hopper/Joy sounds like some sort of bad movie to me.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:21 AM

Actually I would compare Dish to my wife's Civic and DirecTV to my Dodge Ram.

My wife's Civic has all of the bells and whistles with more basic items, including navigation and leather seats (equivalent to having more of the basic channels). My truck has a more powerful engine and is able to do the things I need it to do that the Civic cannot do, like transport heavy items, and tow things (equivalent to providing the sports packages not available with Dish).

Let me also add that my wife's car gets much better gas millage (equivalent to lower base package prices with Dish), but I spend less total money in gas for the truck as it is driven a lot less (equivalent to not having to pay all those additional higher fees with Dish). If we did have the same setup with Dish that we do with Direct, we will actually be paying more for Dish than Direct even though their base package will be less money (determined by the actual package price not the promotional price).


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