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


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#81 OFFLINE   scorpion43

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

u guys use some pretty pathetic reasoning to convince people that directv is better than any other provider.
like directv is something out of this world
pretty pathetic

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:02 PM

u guys use some pretty pathetic reasoning to convince people that directv is better than any other provider.
like directv is something out of this world
pretty pathetic

I try not to, but then I also don't understand why you're so upset about favorable posts about DirecTV in a DirecTV forum.

Weren't you going to stop posting?
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

u guys use some pretty pathetic reasoning to convince people that directv is better than any other provider.
like directv is something out of this world
pretty pathetic

The question was "How many of you with DirecTV think Dish is getting better than DirecTV"; nothing about trying to convince Dish people that DirecTV was better.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

There are people that like Dish, and there are people that like DirecTV. The ones that like DirecTV just happen to live more on this side of the forum.

There are some big reasons I prefer DirecTV, not something I'm going to get into on the public forum, but doesn't mean the customers that like Dish are wrong. If they don't think I'm wrong for choosing DirecTV for my situation, I don't think they're wrong and it's all good.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:34 PM

There are people that like Dish, and there are people that like DirecTV. The ones that like DirecTV just happen to live more on this side of the forum.

There are some big reasons I prefer DirecTV, not something I'm going to get into on the public forum, but doesn't mean the customers that like Dish are wrong. If they don't think I'm wrong for choosing DirecTV for my situation, I don't think they're wrong and it's all good.

So I'm guessing you also don't go over to the other side of this forum, and start calling everyone there names either.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:42 PM

u guys use some pretty pathetic reasoning to convince people that directv is better than any other provider.
like directv is something out of this world
pretty pathetic


If you dislike DIRECTV or the folks that are posting in this thread you don't need to read the thread or reply to their posts.

Keep the posts friendly and the thread can stay open.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:44 PM

No one provider is the best for everyone. You shouldn't attack others for defending their provider when you're defending yours. Who cares if someone likes my choice of DirecTV? Are you paying my bills? Until you start paying my bills, your opinion on what's good for me is worthless.
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:46 PM

I would like to thank the Dish subs, that have taken their time to post their opinions about their service and not had to try to degrade everyone else who may have a different opinion.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:47 PM

Competition is good. Neither would be as good if the other didn't exist.

That's all I have to say.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

Dish's reduced resolution/bit starved HD channels is reason enough for me to stick with DirecTV regardless of how many more basic channels they have, I don't want to watch them if they look like garbage. (yes, I am picky)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:38 PM

If you value HD picture quality, you'll never be happy with DIsh.
DTV = Digital Television

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:45 PM

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


With all due respect, I think that's a flawed argument to some extent. VOOM used to have the most HD at one point and they are gone. It's important to understand quality vs quantity.

D* and Dish carry similar HD channels for the most highly rated channels. Nearly identical, except that D* actually has a few more because of DISH's dispute with ESPN, ESPN2, etc.

D* has more premium HD channels than DISH.


Another poster mentioned D* needs to "catch up" in HD compared to DISH. It's funny, but there are areas that Dish needs to catch up to Directv. Premiums would be one. RSNs is another. Other sports content. Sports packages, etc.

Not everyone has everything.

Based on the last few years of subscribers going to the two services, I think D* is doing just fine including this latest round of subscriber numbers from the last 10 days.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:59 PM

Not a bad analogy, but it does depend on what you want to watch and how you watch it.

Here's a quick comparison of what prices will look like for me and not using any promos at all.

D* = Xtra (68.99)+(3) DVRs (12)+20 (ARS)=$98.99
Up in the air is what happens to the $10 credit for HD after 2 years, D* is pretty silent on that. But if it stays, then bill would be $88.99.
Mine since I'm already in place would be $89.99 since DVR+MRV is still billed at $1 more than ARS.

E* = T200 (59.99)+1 hopper and 1 Joey ($7)+($10) MRV/DVR = $76.99

Yes, D* has more sports, but neither has more boxing and golf which is the sports I'm interested in. Otherwise the programming is nearly the same with one missing something in HD that the other has.

Basically a $12/month savings going to E* in total cost. Other configs would be different of course, and added channels of one sort or another would add costs.

The price comparisons I did were before the Hopper and Joey existed. Since I do not do MRV and I need to take one of my secondary devices with me when I go to our other place in Mammoth, the Hopper and Joey would not be an option for me. I'll have to find the chart I did as I do not have time to research prices right now. But I did end up saving about $2 with Direct each month with my grandfathered package than I would with the equivalent package and setup with Dish.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

In my case, D* always comes out higher except as new/returning customer promos. Generally not a significant amount otherwise. Different setups will produce different results and the tendency before the Hopper/Joey was that the more units you had, the less likely Dish would come out cheaper.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:18 PM

I had DISH as a second provider during 2005-2006 when some NASCAR races were on TNT and DirecTV didn't have it in HD.

But as far as doing a full switch, not a chance as things stand now. My service is set up too good with 5 HR2x and an HR34 coupled with Whole Home. Plus, from following from afar, it seems DISH changes dishes a lot. I am on my 3rd dish in 17 years.

Price is not factored in at all. Even if it were free I couldn't see switching.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

With all due respect, I think that's a flawed argument to some extent. VOOM used to have the most HD at one point and they are gone. It's important to understand quality vs quantity.

D* and Dish carry similar HD channels for the most highly rated channels. Nearly identical, except that D* actually has a few more because of DISH's dispute with ESPN, ESPN2, etc.

D* has more premium HD channels than DISH.


Another poster mentioned D* needs to "catch up" in HD compared to DISH. It's funny, but there are areas that Dish needs to catch up to Directv. Premiums would be one. RSNs is another. Other sports content. Sports packages, etc.

Not everyone has everything.

Based on the last few years of subscribers going to the two services, I think D* is doing just fine including this latest round of subscriber numbers from the last 10 days.


this coming from a Directv employee :eek2::rolleyes:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

If you value HD picture quality, you'll never be happy with DIsh.


can you come up with something more original besides using the same old quote?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:22 PM

If you value HD picture quality, you'll never be happy with DIsh.


I respect your opinion, but I've actually had both in HD and the differences are very slight. Only in some sports does the difference make a noticeable difference.

Yeah, I know the tech says its better. But I prefer using my own eyeballs. Just like with speakers for my surround. I don't care what the 'experts' tell me, I want to listen and decide.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:31 PM

this coming from a Directv employee :eek2::rolleyes:


Point out where he's wrong rather than trying to discredit him because of his employer. Don't worry, I'll wait......
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

Point out where he's wrong rather than trying to discredit him because of his employer. Don't worry, I'll wait......


u better sit while u wait or your old legs will give up:lol:




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