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Posted 17 February 2013 - 05:27 PM
Dish Network Customer from 9/1998-11/2001
DirecTV Customer 10/2001 - 7/2014
FiOS TV/TiVo Customer since 6/2014
Moderator, DBSDish.com 1999-2000
Co-Founder and Administrator, DBSForums.com 2000-2006
HR34-700 (1TB) / HR24-100 (1TB) / HR24-500 (1TB) / HR21-700 (320GB) / HR21-100 (1TB) / 2 H25s / C41-500 / SWiM16 / Nomad / CCK
FiOS: 2 Tivo Roamio Pros (6 TB total) / 5 Tivo Minis attached via MOCA
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:10 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:28 PM
Xtra + HD Extra Pack
Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:47 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:48 PM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:02 AM
Can't vote. I make a "value" selection based on the items you mentioned. You are asking for a sole pick and I don't have one of those four that overshadows the others.
Understandable. I kinda wanted to do a ranking type poll, but didn't know how to do one. Maybe one of the mod's can help with that xD Also want to thank everyone for their continued participation.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:49 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:56 AM
In May, I'm elegible for a free upgrade to an H34. That would mean a two year contract. I have to decide if I'll keep D*'s high pricing, or sacrifice HD quality and content and go with Dish in October and get lower pricing for a year. I'm not sure how they fare in local HD content. D* offers ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW, MY, ION, in HD, as well as PBS and three spanish channels.
1 HDR 34
1 HDR 24-500
2 HD 25's
Slimline Dish 3LNB
Whole Home DVR
Epa, Epa, Andale, Andale, Arriba, Arriba, Eeeha
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:13 AM
Got directv for out of market sports and movies back in the 90s.
Have had Comcast and Fios in house recently. Felt crippled by choices. Dish doesn't have the sports.
So I stay. Content.
Would be interesting if this were in a dish or fios or Comcast forum. I'd bet dish would have a higher price group and fios a higher tech group. Comcast would have a higher "I'm dumb as crap" group.
BR: HR21-200, Viso 32LX, DB350 Blu Ray
Dish: Slimline, SWM8
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:25 AM
I could switch right now and probably save $20 a month (last time I did the math) with my cable co for a similar package. Directv's technology is head and shoulders above my local cable co and also has slightly better overall programming (but add in ST and its no contest).
Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:39 AM
14 years later, I still have two choices and continue to stay with DIRECTV primarily because of the technology they offer (and the hope of the PAC12 Network being picked up eventually).
Genie, Hx2x, nomad
D* customer since Oct '99
Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:34 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 10:58 AM
My neighbors had no cable TV service for over a month after Hurricane Sandy but my DirecTV worked fine as soon as the evacuation orders were lifted and we were allowed to return home.
For me DirecTV = reliable; Comcast = extremely unreliable; OTA = unreliable (due to distance).
Note to DirecTV:
My Zip code is 08008.
I live 60 miles East of Philadelphia.
I'm 83 miles South of NY.
Comcast provides KYW, WPVI, WCAU, WHYY, WPHL, WTXF, WPSG & WMCN all in both SD & HD in Ocean County.
Why don't you?
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:01 AM
I chose DirecTV over Dish because they're the only provider I can really use with my Tracvision setup.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:03 AM
However, price vs programming and technology are probably the largest contributors.
Since it costs 2.4¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 4.8¢ worth. That 4.8¢ is my own and not the 4.8¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:31 AM
Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:36 PM
I mean it's a pack of cigarettes/tin of tobacco/cup of cofee a day.
-by Jack Handy
Posted 18 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
That one channel is MASN, for my Washington Nationals Games. DirecTV carries it and none of the local outlets do. Uverse has moved into my neighborhood but I'm not willing to give up my Nationals games for it.