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Anybody here dissatisfied with Directv?


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#61 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

Keep in mind G4 goes away in a little more than a week. Of course if you are interested in Esquire Channel, doesn't make much difference.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:10 PM

MysteryMan, Would you stay with a provider if they didn't offer you the channels that you watch in the best quality available? :nono2: I don't think so.


If you're happy with Cable that's fine with me. The SD and HD channels we watch on DirecTV look just fine.


You are in the minority about the SD channels looking fine. The forum have several threads and comments about DirecTV's bit-starved SD channels.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:28 PM

GSN- majority owned by DirecTV Group Inc. :confused:
G4- not carried by DirecTV
HSN
HUB
QVC- Parent company is the largest investor in DirecTV :confused:


GSN - DirecTV owns 42%, Sony Pictures Television is the majority owner at 58%
G4 - Being re-branded as Esquire Network and focus on programming aimed at "metrosexual viewers"
HUB - I guess that you have kids and like old tv shows? That's cool...we all like different stuff.
QVC & HSN - You can buy all their stuff on their respective websites. QVC even allows anyone to watch it here... http://www.qvc.com/L...10151&langId=-1
If you stop responding to them or put them on ignore, then eventually they'll go away.

#64 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:46 PM

And to be honest, qvc and hsn HD would get a huge yawn here if they came, worse than that if it meant less bandwidth for some more requested channels. They'd have to pay a lot of money to directv.

We all want more HD, directv has made improvements in terms of number per transponder, and of course working on DirecTV 14.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

You are in the minority about the SD channels looking fine. The forum have several threads and comments about DirecTV's bit-starved SD channels.


Read my post again. I never said all the SD channels on DirecTV look fine. Just the ones we watch.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:51 PM

Comcrap SD in our area is no different than Directv, in fact they both look bad, But HD is another story:D

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:00 PM

Comcrap isnt as bad as MediaCommies imho; lucikly they aren't as presence as Comcast. Not fun trying to call in only having ivr tell you they don't have enough agents available for the call queue :-/

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:05 PM

GSN - DirecTV owns 42%, Sony Pictures Television is the majority owner at 58%
G4 - Being re-branded as Esquire Network and focus on programming aimed at "metrosexual viewers"
HUB - I guess that you have kids and like old tv shows? That's cool...we all like different stuff.
QVC & HSN - You can buy all their stuff on their respective websites. QVC even allows anyone to watch it here... http://www.qvc.com/L...10151&langId=-1


GSN-Why invest so much in a channel, but not offer it to your customers in the best quality possible?
G4- And one of the most requested channels on this forum
HUB- Yes it is cool, that we all have various different likes and dislikes
QVC & HSN- You can also go to various websites and watch movies, TV Shows and Sports programs and even purchase them. But which would prefer to watch them on.. your TV or Computer?
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

And to be honest, qvc and hsn HD would get a huge yawn here if they came, worse than that if it meant less bandwidth for some more requested channels. They'd have to pay a lot of money to directv.

We all want more HD, directv has made improvements in terms of number per transponder, and of course working on DirecTV 14.


Maybe a huge yawn here, where it is mostly males posting. But go on a forum where mostly females post on, and adding the Longhorn Network or PAC12 Network would get a huge yawn.
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:38 PM

Maybe a huge yawn here, where it is mostly males posting. But go on a forum where mostly females post on, and adding the Longhorn Network or PAC12 Network would get a huge yawn.


Are you implying women don't like sports?! :)
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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:00 PM

G4 - Being re-branded as Esquire Network and focus on programming aimed at "metrosexual viewers]

G4 how ye has fallen. So instead of getting shows on games and technology it changed to how to style your hair and what brand flip flops to wear after labor day lol.

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#72 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:47 AM

Read my post again. I never said all the SD channels on DirecTV look fine. Just the ones we watch.


My granddaughter watches a lot of SD shows. But she watches them on a 50" 720p TV. The 720p sets seem to show SD content better than my three 1080p sets.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 10:52 AM

GSN-Why invest so much in a channel, but not offer it to your customers in the best quality possible?
G4- And one of the most requested channels on this forum
HUB- Yes it is cool, that we all have various different likes and dislikes
QVC & HSN- You can also go to various websites and watch movies, TV Shows and Sports programs and even purchase them. But which would prefer to watch them on.. your TV or Computer?


Personally, I don't watch TV content on my laptops or desktop. I do have a 24" LCD monitor on the desktop, but it sits next to a 1080p 42" TV. I can and do watch some shows using my laptop and a long (13') HDMI cable, but that's a bit of a PITA doing that.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

Are you implying women don't like sports?! :)


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

That's usually the stereotype but not all are the same,

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:24 PM

That's usually the stereotype but not all are the same,


Yup cause there are some men who don't like sports either.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

Maybe a huge yawn here, where it is mostly males posting. But go on a forum where mostly females post on, and adding the Longhorn Network or PAC12 Network would get a huge yawn.


Sure, their team cold be Big10.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:34 AM

I have DirecTV for HD sports and the incredible boxes and guide they offer. Have Fios as well and still think D* is slightly better overall. No Philly sports is the only drawback as far as D* is concerned. PQ on Fios is slightly better but it's really hardly noticeable.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:03 AM

Been with them since 96' and stuck with them in the early period when others had more HD channels (they were slow in getting the new birds up due to launch issues). Still have better picture and DVR capabilities than Comcast. On a personal note I have never liked Ergens morals at Dish.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:04 AM


My granddaughter watches a lot of SD shows. But she watches them on a 50" 720p TV. The 720p sets seem to show SD content better than my three 1080p sets.

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I have noticed that SD quality seems to be related to the TV more than anything else


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