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


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#661 OFFLINE   SlimyPizza

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Sunday Ticket and AMC HD are deal breakers so DirecTV wins for me. I came from U-verse to Time Warner Cable to DirecTV. DirecTV by far has the best HD quality of the three and has the most responsive interface for dvr and channel guide.



Seriously? One of the things I've noticed with friends who have Dish is their lightening fast DVR response. The slowness of the DTV guide, the frustratingly long delays when encountering DTV Banners on a guide page, is lately getting to the point of being unacceptable... to me anyway.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:09 PM

Seriously? One of the things I've noticed with friends who have Dish is their lightening fast DVR response. The slowness of the DTV guide, the frustratingly long delays when encountering DTV Banners on a guide page, is lately getting to the point of being unacceptable... to me anyway.


I never had Dish but DTV's dvr whole home service is super fast compared to TWC and U-verse. It's more stable too. I have an HR34 and a bunch of H25s. There aren't really any delays with the guide either.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:33 AM

now that I have whole home and two hr24's the response time is MUCH MUCH faster than the HR21's.........NO issue for me at all.

I hated the HR21's with a fiery red hot passion.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:17 AM

now that I have whole home and two hr24's the response time is MUCH MUCH faster than the HR21's.........NO issue for me at all.

I hated the HR21's with a fiery red hot passion.


I just got a HR34 & 2 HR24s with Whole home, it is awesome.
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#665 OFFLINE   Chrismon1001

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:14 AM

I've had dish and directv a long time now, and would not change back to dish network in its current state. In my personal comparisons directv is winning by far. My only complaint is still no full time fox soccer plus...... :(
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:15 AM

DTV has worst SD PQ in a world before time of your short 4 years memory :).


Who cares about SD??? Seriously!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:55 AM

Who cares about SD??? Seriously!


Exactly. I just removed the SD Channels from my Guide. Down-rezzing HD is a far bigger concern for me. Stuff liking that and flaunting auto ad skipping to the content providers. Replay TVs demise due to that must have eluded the DISH execs. Either that or they want to be bought out by DirecTV.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:59 PM

Exactly. I just removed the SD Channels from my Guide. Down-rezzing HD is a far bigger concern for me. Stuff liking that and flaunting auto ad skipping to the content providers. Replay TVs demise due to that must have eluded the DISH execs. Either that or they want to be bought out by DirecTV.


it doesnt auto skip

#669 OFFLINE   Diana C

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

it doesnt auto skip


Dish's Hopper DVR does, for network programming recorded via their "Prime Time Any Time" feature. They (Dish) have been sued by the networks and are currently in a dispute with Gannett over the feature.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:16 PM

Dish's Hopper DVR does, for network programming recorded via their "Prime Time Any Time" feature. They (Dish) have been sued by the networks and are currently in a dispute with Gannett over the feature.


again it does not auto skip
the user has the option to turn it off or on

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

again it does not auto skip
the user has the option to turn it off or on


If it doesn't have it what's to turn off or on?

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

again it does not auto skip
the user has the option to turn it off or on


Well, DUH!! A tv doesn't display video unless you turn it on too. If you turn on Auto-hop, which was on by default until a few weeks ago, the Hopper automatically skips commercials as described above.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

I've never been a dish customer, but there's the law of central tendency and complacency. No matter how good you think you are, this law will bring you back down. It cyclical, like everything else.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:15 AM

I've had Dish for years and switched to Directv last year. I will never go back to Dish after the way their customer service treated me. I like having MLB and AMC.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

Here is my 2 cents.We recently put a new roof on our which required us to get a loan payment so looking to drop some monthly cash out go we got rid of directv and put up a nice antenna. It only took a few months to see the value of having a tv provider. We had Dish several years ago before going to Directv and thought that we would never go back to it after having a better experience with dtv. We just had our hopper installed and we are really happy with it. The picture quality is great the dvr features and quickness are awesome. I would not hesitate to recommend Dish to anyone.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

I too wish DirecTV had G4. I actually really liked watching ninja warrior and campus pd. I can't believe its been so long since they removed it and haven't heard anything about it coming back.


G4 is dead nice job there comcarp.

Now directv should only pickup the re band if they can get the missing CSN channels with it.
I want CLTV / CLTV HD on direct tv.

#677 OFFLINE   JBv

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

again it does not auto skip
the user has the option to turn it off or on

Yes it does, you're really just splitting hairs.
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#678 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:06 PM

Yes it does, you're really just splitting hairs.

We dealt with that nearly a month ago ... moving on ...

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

Ahaha I need to pay attention to this forum more. And just shut up. =P
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:42 PM

I just got a HR34 & 2 HR24s with Whole home, it is awesome.


Terrific. That's the system (more or less) that I'm going to have in a couple of weeks.
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