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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:58 AM
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I'd say pricing and technology are equal considerations.
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:45 AM
If the price is not quite right with the programming options available. I could and may choose otherwise.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:49 AM
A provider must have the channels I want in HD,but the price must be reasonable and the correct equipment ( HD DVR capable of at least 100 hrs of hd recording) .
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:54 AM
But all that aside, between the HD picture quality; the HD DVR; and the fact that I could live almost anywhere without necessity to change providers; DirecTV's technology is equally impressive. However, I'm not one to choose restaurants and hotels based on decor and silverware.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 01:17 PM
I went to Directv in the late 90's because my local cable system (centre video that became att and then comcast) just didn't offer much. When they dropped COURTV the wife finally said OK.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:04 PM
NFL Sunday Ticket
If the playing field is level as to programming, then I'd look at the combination of other factors.
From time to time, mostly in my role here as a moderator/reporter/communicator and interested party, I compare pricing and features for what I want, assuming everyone had NFL Sunday Ticket.
Comcast wasn't even close in pricing and technology as I want DVRs everywhere. And I have a huge library of recordings I don't want to give up. (Then there is customer (lack of) service with them too...)
So I'm pretty sure I'd stay with DIRECTV, regardless.
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:07 PM
It's easy to rule out price, but tough between programming and technology.
I'd say its now fairly even between FiOS and DirecTV with programming, but I consider DirecTV to clearly lead in technology, for now.
Since DirecTV also has NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB Extra Innings, it's an easy choice.
And add DBSTalk, and it's a slam dunk.
This can change over time, but I've yet to experience any time where I've considered another provider to beat DirecTV, and I'm continually evaluating. I have both DirecTV and FiOS TV (as a backup and to play), but DirecTV is the primary for the 7 HD TV's.
The keys from a technology perspective are quad tuner (or better) DVR capability, multi-room viewing with independent tuner enabled MRV clients, offline (sync and go) viewing, and mobile access for scheduling/management. DirecTV is clearly the leader but interested in testing the future FiOS VMS1100.
Certainly fun to play and compare.
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