Stop with the attitude pal. Clearly I know how it works, clearly you think you are God and a know it all.
Dish picture is fine. I have had both at alternate times throughout my life and there is no significant difference between the two. But even if there is - the fact remains that Dish charges less for the same comparable product. I do not think the picture is any less on any of the channels I watch. Now Directv has a few more HD channels for things I might watch. Dish does not have ESPNU in HD.
In NYC maybe Directv offers more sports channels. That might be a checkmark in their favor in NYC. What does that do for LA and the rest of the nation? Last I checked both Directv and Dish offer the same in LA, except Dish offers Pac 12 and Directv does not.
Your statement of "told you guys it will be done by next week." And HOW would you even know this? You don't. That's noting more than your bantering.
But let me ask this - how is that Pac 12 on Directv? That picture isn't clear at all is it?
Now wouldn't it be really humorous to see if Dish beat Directv to the punch on the Lakers?
Again, because you don't really know how this works. I'm being kind.
First off, Dish picture isn't as good. You pay for quality just as you pay for content. I'd love to know what your programming package is and hardware you have to be paying $15 less. Do you have one of those horrid receivers that serves two televisions off of one to save hardware fees?
You analogy on DTV and sports is flawed. If you live in NYC, you get YES, SNY, MSG, MSG +...if you had DISH in NYC you get......crickets chirping. Other examples like this with all providers. You can't just make blanket statements like you make.
Finally, on this Lakers deal I told you guys it will be done by next week. One thing none of you are factoring is the national nature of DTV vs a local \ regional cable \ telco provider. A DISH or DTV has a much more detailed deal to do than the local cable provider. Cox simply has to cut a deal for the Lakers in market rights and decide if $3.95 is worth it (it's not). Secondly, Cox, Fios, Uverse, etc all have more ability to take a loss in video because they gouge you guys every day for data and phone and yet you happily pay it each month. Margins sometimes 70%, they're just fat, dumb and happy to get people to pay for that without even missing a beat.
For a national video only player, however, they have to cut a deal that not only addresses the in market situation but the outer market (note, I didn't say OUT OF MARKET, I said OUTER MARKET). DTV has to address things like Santa Barbara, Hawaii, Las Vegas, etc that are "Lakers Outer Market" territory but not Out of market territory. FIOS, Uverse, Cox, Comcast, etc, don't have to do that. That makes a HUGE DIFFERENCE in negotiating rates, packaging, total cost, etc.
So when you say such and such "figured it out"....no they didn't. Those other entities don't even have to deal with those issues. It is a totally different deal.
The Lakers and DTV will have a deal next week. A horridly over priced channel for a bad basketball team. Enjoy the price hike everyone.
Incidentally, if TWC gets the Dodgers, that's an incremental cost on top of it and you will all absorb that one, even the 1/2 plus of Los Angelinos that don't care one iota about the Doyers.