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How long with Directv

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#76 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:00 PM

1997. My first D* receiver (an RCA) cost about $600. Had to get "lifeline" cable to pick up the locals.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

First got it in October '04 for free when working for call center contractor.
After I left the company in middle of '05, let it lapse for awhile, then got it reconnected spring of '06 and it's been on ever since:D

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Welcome :)

I have had DTV for about 14 years now...... They are an excellent provider!

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Setember 1994. Spent 1000 bucks for the install, 1 reciever and fiberglass dish. As long as they have Sunday Ticket, I will be a sub.


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Posted 09 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

One digit account #3

I flung the satellite into orbit with my bare hands.

I wrote, produced, directed, shot and starred in my own 1st TV broadcast, which I watched at home by myself. Screw the neighbors. Let them launch their own satellite.

I'm still pissed off at Arthur C. Clarke for stealing the idea of geosynchronous satellites from me.

Came up with my own content package - Uranium. Only I am impervious to the radiation.

I didn't have a dish. I just stood in the backyard, looked up at the heavens, and smiled.

Primestar was named after me. It was my handle at NASA. I created it when Jesus was already taken.

When someone threatened to sign up before me, I created a black hole to stop the passage of time. Poor sucker got drawn into it. The black hole also ate up all customers #4 through 15,000. Now that was a mistake and I'm sorry for it.

OMFG.....Sorry....this is PRICELESS. I cannot stop laughing !!!! My sides are hurting !!!!! !rolling!rolling!rolling!rolling

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:31 PM

late 95 or early 96.
Account number is 6 digit starting with a 9.
I think I payed around $800 for a Sony receiver from The Good Guys.
I miss the free movie coupons they used to send from USSB

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

we started in the early 90's with DBS (under my parents name as i was 9 or 10 at the time) There was a man that knocked on our door and told us what cool channels we could get by signing up for a service called primestar... The parents had it till they where forced to Directv in 99.

My oldest brother now lives in that house as my parents have now passed on and the primestar dish is still mounted on a pole in the yard.. the main reason its still there isbecause right next to the pole mount is a dog house and it all faces the major road going though town.... when you drive by the house it looks like the dog is a happy sub... :lol:

Myself i have had directv off and on since 98... only reason i canceled was because i was moving to a place that a dish was not possible.. At this point i would have to say i wont move anywhere i cant have Directv!

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:35 AM

I switched to Direct when "C Band" stopped carrying the NFL ST!

Does anyone remember when that was?


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#84 OFFLINE   joed32


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

I switched to Direct when "C Band" stopped carrying the NFL ST!

Does anyone remember when that was?


I switched after the first year that C-band put ST on two different satellites because it took so long to change from one game to another.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

Continuous subscriber (same location) since January 1996. As a rural customer, my original account was through Harron Communications, later acquired by Pegasus, and then later acquired by DirecTV. Until I went HD, had to buy all the equipment. I hate to think what I've spent over the years.

Will probably be moving this year, and will definitely stay with DirecTV.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

About 7 years but just left for FIOS. Saving very big bucks (well over $100/mo) on T.P. over the next 2 years but after that ........ who knows?

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

13 years almost to the day. Had my DirecTiVo (Philips 6000) installed right around valentines day. Was on the fence with Ultimate TV vs. TiVo for weeks. Glad I picked TiVo, but heard some good things about Ultimate TV.
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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

:D went from c-band to dish-net, direct in Jan o2. liked all three..................:hurah:

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:33 AM

January 2000. Went to Circuit City and had a Hughes Gold and Hughes Silver receiver installed.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 09:51 AM

Early adopter in 1996....started out with buying a couple of Sony receivers. Used DirecTV now in 3 different states.

Years later...the dawn of HD blossomed and in 2006, joined the HD DVR world.

Geez time flies.
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#91 OFFLINE   Ed Campbell

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:41 AM

Bought my first package February, 1994. Haven't yet seen anything better at serving my TV needs.

Doesn't mean I won't continue to prod for content and technical improvements as they become commercially available - but, core staff have stayed on board through thick and thin - I imagine I will, too.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:49 AM

Installed my own Sony receiver (Sat B2 IIRC and it had an optical output :)) in 1999. I bought it from Video Only in Portland.

The next day, I tried installing and discovered that 50' of RG59 just won't work with a Sat system. Replaced it with RG6 and I was off and running!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

7/1995, self-install from Circuit City. Thinking about suspending my account come 5/1 for 6 months to help with the finances. Don't watch much tv in the summer anyways....

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

Been with DTV since 2000. On 2001 I had to move to a condo where HOA was not allowing Satellite dishes. I had to lobby them to remove this ban. Joined back on 2002.

I will stay as long as I am treated well.
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

Somwhere around August of 1997.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:35 PM

Sometime in 1994. Got it before they offered it in my market. I think I paid about $1000, (about the same that I paid for my first Tivo a few years later). Account number 12xxxx. I just know when I call to make a change to my account, the person on the other end always seems a bit surprised by how long I have been with them :)



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

Early adopter in 1996....started out with buying a couple of Sony receivers. Used DirecTV now in 3 different states.

Years later...the dawn of HD blossomed and in 2006, joined the HD DVR world.

Geez time flies.

Time flies and so does technology. Back in 1998 my employer moved me back to my home stompin' grounds and I had the opportunity (?) to build a new house. Funny how I designed my DIRECTV system (single SD receiver) to run the same composite signal to all rooms with TVs. It's all that I knew at the time. but thank God I used RG-6:o
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

It was either '96 or '97, not sure which. I got it that year because the NFL Sunday Ticket was free for new subscribers. It cost $80 back then. :lol:
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#99 OFFLINE   Justin23


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

Trivia: What retailer is known as the "birthplace" of DIRECTV?

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Trivia: What retailer is known as the "birthplace" of DIRECTV?

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