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Dish Network vs Time Warner? ...
Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:54 AM
But we're open to the idea of switching back to Time Warner if the channels we want are there and the price is right. Since we already use Time Warner for RoadRunner we though maybe we could save some money if we bundled services?
I've tried calling Time Warner a couple times to find out how good their DVRs are, and how they compare to the Dish 922, but I never really get a straight answer.
Unless the TW DVR is now as good as Dish's I probably don't want to switch, and might even move up to the Hopper DVR.
Anyone here have experience with both? Or words of wisdom?
For what it's worth, we currently have two HDTVs and might add a third this year.
Thanks VERY much in advance,
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:27 AM
I find their equipment to be horrible but thought it was just because I wasn't used to the clunky way they do things. But my bro-in-law cusses that box everytime he uses it and I can see why. Slow is a key word to think when using it. Even slower than Direct's slowest!
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:09 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:29 AM
I think in your case, I would look at DirecTV. Since you mentioned the sports you are missing out on, especially in the New York area, DirecTV and you might be the best you can come up with.
Agree with this. I had DirectTV for about 15 years and was happy with them; like Dish, they had some things I did not like and a lot I did. (I only switched to Dish because when I moved to where I live now DirectTV did not carry the locals in HD and Dish did.) I lived in KC and TW's equipment was really, really clutzy.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:35 PM
You really should look at both TW and Directv and compare the two, then decide what's best for you.
Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:18 PM
If you go with Time Warner cable I would get a 4 tuner Tivo.
Even if it's two tuner, the suggestion for TiVo is a must if you're doing cable. I can state that from personal experience.
Ceton 6 tuner eth, Cisco Tuning Adapter 1520, TWC Digital Explorer Pak and 50/5 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 02 February 2013 - 06:24 AM
At least with cable, you have the option of bringing your own box (though you do give up PPV on most carriers.)