even comcast's PQ is better than DTV's
LMAO alright. Thats why I currently only subscribe to their internet service.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:56 PM
even comcast's PQ is better than DTV's
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:10 AM
2 Hoppers would give you effectively 9 tuners during prime time and 6 otherwise.
But I have to ask, what in the world can you want to watch that would have you need 10 tuners at any given time? The most I've ever had going at once were 5 of the 6 tuners I have and that very rarely.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:12 AM
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.
Not everyone has everything.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:26 AM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 08:54 AM
Ceton 6 tuner eth, Cisco Tuning Adapter 1520, TWC Digital Explorer Pak and Standard Internet, TiVo HD (upgraded to 500 GB) for OTA,TC-P50U50, SONY NSZ-GT1 BD player and Google TV box, Yamaha RX-V373 A/V receiver, Squeezebox Duet music streaming device, Xbox 360
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:15 AM
My wife will record as many as 5-6 programs in the same time slot, very few of wich are on the regular broadcast channels. Add to that my 1-2, which hmeans that there have been as many as 8. Not very often, but it happens. If the grandson is over, that chewe up one more tuner.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 10:52 AM
It's only the end if you can't get them OTA either. Works out great for me because I can record 4 things at once on my 722k (2 OTA + 2 Sat).
Both DirecTV and TWC offer my locals in HD while DISH does not. End of discussion.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:04 PM
Yes definitely looking better not to mention having E! In HD which I'm totally lost as to why directv doesn't I used to watch it before got directv.
They have many more has I'm interested in too.
Enjoying AT 250 HBO,
Equipment: VIP 722 reciever
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:23 PM
E! You really that junk?
DIRECTV customer since 1995.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:34 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:48 PM
Yep, amazing how judgmental everyone is. So it's frowned upon for those that want to watch the Academy Awards Red Carpet in HD. Yep, it's on other channels as well, but some might like the E! coverage. Everyone's an expert.
One man's candy can be another man's poison.
Edited by Sixto, 25 February 2012 - 01:55 PM.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:07 PM
HR44-700, WD20EURX 2 TB eSATA/ThermalTake Max 5 Enclosure
HR24-200, WD20EVDS 2 TB eSATA/ThermalTake Dock
HR24-200, H21-200. Samsung UN60C6400 60" LED/LCD
DirecTV since 1995
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:25 PM
DirecTV since 1996
Slimline 5 SWM 16
ATT uverse internet
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:50 PM
I was thinking drunks in a sport's bar arguing over their team, but guess it's the same thing.
This is like a bunch of rednecks fighting over who makes the best pickup.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:58 PM
Maybe I'm not understanding this, but adding an AM-21 will do this for you.
What I miss from DISH: OTA local recording (better PQ,) local subchannels.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:57 PM
This has been an interesting read. It's been awhile since I did an Dish vs. DirecTV comparison and I am surprised. Currently, I have Choice Xtra (68.99) and found the Dish America’s Top 250 to be a close match (69.99). Dish has the following in HD which DirecTV does not:
HALL MC HD
You can attach an external HD to the Dish 722 DVR and still use the internal drive. Their DVR svc is $6/mo and HD is free.
HD offerings on Premium channels are not up to par - this is a bummer for me. Lower HD resolution? Inferior customer service - especially if it’s off shore.
I’ve been pleased with DirecTV so switching to Dish would not be an easy choice. I’d enjoy to hear from more of you except for emotional fanboys.
Posted 25 February 2012 - 07:19 PM