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Bye bye Dish, hello Directv......again

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by vroten, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Apr 3, 2013 #1 of 10

    vroten Cool Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Well I posted last week that I had a pending install with a local installer scheduled for yesterday, Tuesday. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=213844

    Anyway the equipment didn't come in until today (Wednesday) but as of about 5:30 PM, I am now officially a Directv customer again. And as also posted in the thread above, they regarded me as a returning customer, same account number, history, etc. It's good to be back with Directv.
  2. Apr 3, 2013 #2 of 10

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Awesome. Welcome back!
  3. Apr 4, 2013 #3 of 10
    Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Welcome back! :)

  4. Apr 4, 2013 #4 of 10

    KoRn Legend

    Oct 21, 2008
    Welcome back home!
  5. Apr 4, 2013 #5 of 10

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    Welcome back! (all the cool kids were saying it!) :)
    What are the biggest pro's and con's between the two services from your point of view?
  6. Apr 4, 2013 #6 of 10

    vroten Cool Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    Overall I've always preferred Directv over Dish. I've had generally better luck with Directv's equipment and have had more than a few Dish receivers die on me. For me, Dish has usually been a few dollars less for the programming I watch, but Directv has usually been more willing to cut a deal to make their pricing competitive.

    I know some would say this because I now have Directv, but I would have said the same thing before this install. Directv HD looks better on my TV. I have exceptionally good OTA reception in my area, and D* looks very close to the uncompressed OTA signals I receive. Dish was always just a little less sharp. Also Directv seems to avoid the rain fade just a little better, or at least my old system did.
  7. Apr 5, 2013 #7 of 10

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006

    sure u would of :rolleyes:
  8. mitchflorida

    mitchflorida Godfather

    May 18, 2009
    I just flipped to Dish from DTV. Biggest difference is in SD quality, DTV is very poor on that score. Dish is better for watching on a pc or tablet of course. DTV has slightly better HD. DTV has the much superior online program guide than Dish's , which is primitive in comparison.

    Dish has Epix, The Blaze, the Plex Channels, DTV has Smithsonian Channel and Cinemoi. Dish has Sirius/XM, DTV has a SonicTap, I prefer XM.

    I don't watch much sports programming but most fans say DTV is better.

    I was tired of the DTV HR-24 and couldn't forsee getting married to the Genie for two years .. too many bad reports. I think Hopper will be very good but am disappointed the Joey doesn't have a tuner ... oh well, three will have to be enough. I also had to upgrade my internet connection to take full advantage of the built-in slingbox.
  9. mystic7

    mystic7 Icon

    Dec 9, 2007
    How come nobody welcomed ME back in my return post!?!
  10. PK6301

    PK6301 Legend

    May 16, 2012
    Erie, PA
    Welcome Back ♡ ♡ ♡ :) :) ;) [Big Thumbs up , Big Slap on the Back]

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