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So close to getting D*!!!!!!!!

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#1 OFFLINE   AJ2086



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Posted 06 July 2002 - 03:30 PM

OK already got dish, got 2 receivers, I now need 1/or 2 more (1 for now). I ordered 2 GAEBO's by Hughes. How are they? Any good? Worth it? Well I have just agreed to have it installed and activated within 30 days and to sign up for a year. So therefore I have to get it nothing can stop me now otherwise I have to tpay liek 300 dollars. So here I go. Now how good is D*?

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 04:17 PM

Dish is a lot better, D* is inferior to Dish in my opinion. You should have gone ahead and bought 2 more Dish recievers. Sure they are more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

#3 OFFLINE   AJ2086



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Posted 06 July 2002 - 05:02 PM

Well Dish does not have my locals and if you had my cable company and someone came along with somethign with just locals and 3 basic channels with better PQ youd jump on it.

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#4 OFFLINE   Jacob S

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 07:28 PM

Dish superior? I used to think so, I prefer them programming wise but equipment wise I am not so sure about that. Thats why if the merger goes through that there will be other people manufaturing the equipment.

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Posted 06 July 2002 - 07:54 PM

Originally posted by JeffP
Dish is a lot better, D* is inferior to Dish in my opinion.

Why do you say that? I can't tell the difference. IMHO DirecTV is better because of NFL Sunday Ticket and MusicChoice. Dish is better for HDTV. The rest is just the same.

#6 OFFLINE   gowilk



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Posted 09 July 2002 - 07:30 PM

Dish used to better on picture quality and customer service but D* had better pricing on equipment and more options (i.e sunday ticket) but E* has thrown away their advantage in both areas in the last year ... customer service has gone down faster than NASDAQ and picture quality has sucked since they added all the locals in bandwith they didn't have back in January. The equipment pricing advantage has gotten obscene and if you read this all, by now you must have figured that i'm in the process of switching from e* myself.


#7 OFFLINE   Steve Mehs

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Posted 09 July 2002 - 07:37 PM

I think we call all agree both DBS providers are not as good as they used to b in terms of PQ.
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#8 OFFLINE   Brian Rector

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Posted 10 July 2002 - 07:40 PM

Just as long as you do not live in a Pegasus territory and get DirecTV by DirecTV, you will be fine.

Personally, it doesnt matter which system you have, Echostar or DirecTV. They're both great systems.

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