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DirecTV is EVIL


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#126 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:00 PM

The level of unilateral DirecTV support in this thread is eye-opening. Is there no balance in this forum anymore?


You don't think anyone has been constructive? Or, do you just see the negative?

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#127 OFFLINE   ndole

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Sometimes in force, and sometimes in numbers.
There is an ebb and flow to every thread that starts like this one. And your assessment of it's contents a predictable result. Every one always starts with vitriol, and ends with "You're a bunch of meanies". Par for the course.
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#128 OFFLINE   domingos35

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Says the Dish Network customer.


Says the Directv Employee and Fanboy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

Says the Directv Employee and Fanboy


Nope. Wrong again.
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#130 OFFLINE   JeffBowser

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:15 PM

Oh, there has been constructive posts, there are in just about every thread. However they are, with increasing frequency, getting dwarfed by the "how dare you criticize DirecTV" posts. Just my opinion, nothing more.


You don't think anyone has been constructive? Or, do you just see the negative?

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#131 OFFLINE   ndole

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

There's nothing more fun than building straw men :)
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#132 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Oh, there has been constructive posts, there are in just about every thread. However they are, with increasing frequency, getting dwarfed by the "how dare you criticize DirecTV" posts. Just my opinion, nothing more.


There are quite a few of the usual haters as well. But I agree the level of civil and constructive discourse is not high....but the tide could turn.
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#133 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

The level of unilateral DirecTV support in this thread is eye-opening. Is there no balance in this forum anymore?


Nope. Any post that can even remotely be construed negative is descended on by the same pack of wolves. A quick glance and you'll see it is the same people over and over. Forum is less and less enjoyable.
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#134 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:45 PM

Nope. Any post that can even remotely be construed negative is descended on by the same pack of wolves. A quick glance and you'll see it is the same people over and over. Forum is less and less enjoyable.


Glad you didn't include me in that pack of wolves or I would have been upset!!! :lol:
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#135 OFFLINE   ThomasM

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:07 PM

DirecTV (like many other companies) spends zillions of dollars on glossy advertising but there always is "the fine print"! For example, Time-Warner constantly pushes their $29 cable package but always forgets to mention their "box lease fee" and, of course their 5% "franchise fee". A hefty installation charge is also missed in the big print headline.

DirecTV goes out of their way to make new customers "jump through hoops" to get all the best deals. Submitting rebates (on a certain schedule), not changing programming package until the rebate is over, hiding various formerly-itemized charges using undecipherable descriptions like "advanced receiver fee", giving free premium channels which suddenly revert to full price after a few months, fooling people into thinking they own their receiver when they "purchase" it on the web, etc. They also conveniently fail to mention that a broken leased receiver can be replaced for only a $20 S & H fee but instead push their service contracts.

This is all right there in writing, of course, but who reads the "fine print"? Certain not the starter of this thread!!

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#136 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Says the Directv Employee and Fanboy

Hoosier is not a DirecTV employee ...

#137 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

Hoosier is not a DirecTV employee ...


Where do people come up with this Nonsense stating that a Poster is a Directv Employee when they have no facts to back that assertion up. :nono2:
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Hoosier is not a DirecTV employee ...


Correct. Otherwise I've been paying for my service for far too long.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hoosier is not a DirecTV employee ...


he just acts like one

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

he just acts like one

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

he just acts like one


Thanks for the compliment.
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#142 OFFLINE   goinsleeper

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:10 PM

DirecTV goes out of their way to make new customers "jump through hoops" to get all the best deals. Submitting rebates (on a certain schedule), not changing programming package until the rebate is over, hiding various formerly-itemized charges using undecipherable descriptions like "advanced receiver fee", giving free premium channels which suddenly revert to full price after a few months, fooling people into thinking they own their receiver when they "purchase" it on the web, etc.


As a heads up, since mid-October, rebates are added to the account without rebates needing to be submitted. Not sure the 5 minutes it took to submit those was really "jumping through hoops" but to each his own. Just about everything else is covered in the email sent as soon as a new order is placed that itemizes everything else.

As for ordering equipment, the website and agreement both specify that the equipment is leased, much like it says on solid signal.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

he just acts like one


Nope. An employee would be more politic.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

he just acts like one


Actually he doesn't Act Like A Directv Employee as he is Assertive, Aggressive and they would want their employees to be more polite, more passive but he speaks his mind which is what a Forum is all about!!! :D
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:54 PM

Actually he doesn't Act Like A Directv Employee as he is Assertive, Aggressive and they would want their employees to be more polite, more passive but he speaks his mind which is what a Forum is all about!!! :D


I'm sorry but I have to disagree everytime we post something to vent our frustration or in need of help but sometimes not sure how the system works, he post something that is in no way helpful or post unnecessary comments that does not reflect well to the rest of us. but I understand everybody has a right to post what they went even if I don't agree. I'm sorry but someone has to say it.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:07 PM

Actually he doesn't Act Like A Directv Employee as he is Assertive, Aggressive and they would want their employees to be more polite, more passive but he speaks his mind which is what a Forum is all about!!! :D


Rude, condescending and confrontational is hardly what this forum should be about. Surprised you think it is truthfully.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Rude, condescending and confrontational is hardly what this forum should be about. Surprised you think it is truthfully.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

he just acts like one


Maybe he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

#149 OFFLINE   James Long

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

Guys ... the topic of the thread is DirecTV. Please discuss your opinion of whether or not DirecTV is evil. Thanks!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Of course DirecTV is evil.

They steal $150 a month out of my pocket.

If they were good, they'd be putting money into it instead.

Well, duh! :rolleyes:

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