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.
This is good
I believe DirecTV made bad
choices with the issue of what to add in HD the last three years: 2009, 2010, and 2011. And I've even stated in the HD Anticipation
quarterly threads that Mike White and Derek Chang should be out.As for making the move to Dish Network:
it's not what I'm actually wanting. I have a renewed interest in MLB Extra Innings for the coming 2012 season (I subscribed in 2008, 2009, and 2010) and, in what may be a first, I'm considering a subscription come fall for NFL Sunday Ticket.
The picture quality, from DirecTV, is high. (Which is not to say differently about other providers.) I'm glad for that. I appreciate it.
In my market, my choices are DirecTV, Dish Network, WOW (short for Wide Open West), and Comcast. WOW is small fry. Comcast is chaotic. And Dish would require me to spend all over again for equipment that, two years from now (if that's when DirecTV finally has caught up with HD Basics), will make it seem perhaps unnecessary. All in all, it comes down to me (but not me alone; I don't live by myself!) weighing the options and arriving at a decision. And one can change his mind. But, in the meantime, I don't think I'd actually be winning
with any of these four!Side note:
I found out, a few months ago, that a fifth
provider is not a possibility with me. (I previously thought otherwise.) AT&T U-verse has service to my zip code. But my specific address cannot yet receive U-verse and/or high-speed Internet. Also:
AT&T U-verse has lost select programming, due to contractual reasons, with NHL Network and both Hallmark programmers (Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel). I equate that with Dish Network having lost HD feeds to some Disney/ABC programming. And, quite frankly, I don't find that encouraging