I left DirecTV two months ago. I'm on a fixed income and the month to month price was a little unstable. I finally had to drop down to the most basic package. Then my cable company, which provides my internet, decided it was time to raise their exorbitant rate for mediocre internet from $40 to $60 (10 Mbps!) . But if I bundled with their TV, the rate would pretty much stay the same. With HBO and a decent HD lineup and internet, it's running just a little over $100 a month.
But as we all know, DTV keeps after you. They are offering Genie, Sunday Ticket, and a decent channel line-up for pretty close to what the cableco is doing if I factor in the internet increase. The only thing is, I know no DTV bill stays constant. After three months I'll be paying for HBO, and after a year who knows. I admit that hands down, DTV has better equipment. The HR24 I had was well thought out, with little touches like backing up automatically after fast forwarding. The PQ was very good. We rarely had weather dropouts.
If I do go back, is there anything I should be asking for? Should I specify an HR 44 over a 34? Are there issues with Genie (I see things about slowness and "clients" on the forum)? Is there anything I should be looking for when going back, such as asking them to throw in MLB Extra Innings? What's the best way to return to the fold to get the best bang for one's buck?
Thanks for any help. There's no question DTV has better tech than cable, but their pricing is all over the place.