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


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#101 ONLINE   veryoldschool

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:02 PM

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.

Which is why they use 1440 x 1080, instead of 1920 x 1080, "for most" it's close enough.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

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

Not to rag on Satracer one bit, but "yeah", when the sig says DirecTV employee, one might think their is more of a bias.
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#103 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:10 PM

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


I'm only 34, but in a wheelchair so I'm always sitting. ;)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:16 PM

I'm only 34, but in a wheelchair so I'm always sitting. ;)

Thanks for reinforcing how you can't counter SR's facts.


if u truly are in a wheelchair then i apologize if i offended you,it was not me intention

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:23 PM

if u truly are in a wheelchair then i apologize if i offended you,it was not me intention


I wasn't offended at all. :) Thanks for apologizing, though, but it's ok.


And yes it's true. :)
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:31 PM

I'm getting my DTV install tomorrow. i've been with Dish since the beginning of satellite TV. The only reason I'm switching is for the 3D channels.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:33 PM

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


Correct, I am an employee but fair in my opinions. I don't think anything I said was incorrect. On the highest rated channels, D* carries the same ones as DISH does, in fact even more because of ESPN, ESPN2 etc.

D* carries more Premiums in HD than DISH.


There are facts and there are opinions. I'm simply using facts. Does DISH have more basic channels in HD than D*? Yes. Does D* have more sports content in HD than DISH? Yes. Does D* have more Premiums in HD than Dish? Yes. Let's not forget that D* serves a more premium customer (customers that watch more Premiums, Sports..like YES Network, Sports Packages). Dish is a quality service and the right service for some people. D* is a quality service and the right service for some people.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

I'm getting my DTV install tomorrow. i've been with Dish since the beginning of satellite TV. The only reason I'm switching is for the 3D channels.


Think that is the first time I have seen someone post that as a reason for switching providers :)

As to previous comment(s) about PQ... Ive never had Dish. My supervisor does. My Boss had U-Verse, now has Xfinity. Ive always had DirecTv, and did have Xfinity last summer for 3 months. I also am able to watch several of the actual backhauls and distribution feeds for some of the networks, and HD channels using a FTA dish.

What confuses many, I think, is why do so many people claim Xfinity has great PQ, and Dish looks as good as DirecTv, etc. Well, to coin an old computer phrase, garbage in - garbage out. If you take a 7Mb/s HD feed as a source, it doesnt really matter if you send it out at 13-15 Mb/s, its still going to look the same (minus losses from reencoding to mpeg4 if the original is mpeg2). So while DirecTv gives more bandwidth to each channel, some channels just dont matter, as they are low(er) bitrate to start with.

Xfinity looked excellent on my 60" TV here using a Tivo Premier on SOME 1080i channels, while seeming a little less on others. For the 720p channels, there was no difference at all. I am sure Dish is similar.

If all you watch are sports and Fox, ABC network channels, then since they are all 720p, you probably wont notice a difference between providers. 1080i movie channels is where the difference would be most noticable, I think. I never subscribed to any, so never compared them, hence my eyes never saw much difference between the two.

Now, if you want PQ, watch the 1/2 transponder PBS HD distribution feed. THAT is PQ.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:43 PM

Not everyone has everything.


RichieRich does.

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

 
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:50 PM

Which is why they use 1440 x 1080, instead of 1920 x 1080, "for most" it's close enough.


Curious,are these actual numbers or estimates? Again long time Dish getting D* tomorrow.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:07 PM

this coming from a Directv employee


You'll find that SR puts out facts; is very sparing of opinions; and hardly ever personal in his remarks: thank heavens!

But he's secretive about his association with DIRECTV®; you have to read his sig line.....:D
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

Curious,are these actual numbers or estimates? Again long time Dish getting D* tomorrow.

This come from the web, since I don't have Dish, but there are enough posts to believe it's true.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:45 PM

Not everyone has everything.


RichieRich does.


Well, I try to do my Best to Keep Up with My Moniker!!!

I think DIRECTV is going to BURY Dish and I am thankful I am with DIRECTV even though they are not Perfect.

I have a few gripes with them especially about the Colored Button Changes but I am Extremely Happy with DIRECTV and I was the First One To Buy & Activate An HR10-250 (I was a TiVoHolic in those days) with DIRECTV.

I still have 2 HR10-250s for Sale if anyone needs them!!! :)
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

If you want 50% of them recorded, it only takes one tuner to do it.

But, doesn't the Hopper always record all four networks regardless? And, thereby take up drive space!
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

The only reason I stick with DirecTV is that they still have the best pricing scheme if you have multiple receivers/DVR's. I hate to think what I'd have to pay DISH for THREE SEPARATE DVR's! A weird DVR with HD and RF (SD) outputs and two remotes (one RF one IR) doesn't compare to two SEPARATE DVR's with two tuners EACH!

As for programming, DISH has lots of programming packages but if you compare the DirecTV packages with the DISH packages that contain the same channels, the pricing is almost identical.

When DirecTV ups the individual receiver pricing again, I will strongly consider DISH or (gasp!) going back to cable.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:32 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 - 07:39 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


Let me ask you one simple question, Can you dispute any of the facts presented by anyone here?

#118 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:54 PM

Let me ask you one simple question, Can you dispute any of the facts presented by anyone here?


Not now that his account is closed, or at least that one.

#119 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:12 PM

Folks, let's get back to topic and be polite. I'd hate to close this thread.
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#120 ONLINE   lparsons21

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

But, doesn't the Hopper always record all four networks regardless? And, thereby take up drive space!


Not drive space you can use, it uses part of the reserved space.

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