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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mobouser, Oct 15, 2012.
Ciao. Good luck!
The picture quality from what I've seen for TWC ain't that bad. I'm a volunteer at my local firehouse and we got a couple of 60" model samsungs with TWC and the pictuer quality is as good as mine(panny plasa) with DTV. Its gotten very expensive for DTV and bundling services is the smart move in my mind. The service guy is due today and I'll see how it goes and report my experience here.
One of the problems with giving PQ answers for cable is that it can vary greatly from one location to another, sometimes even within the same block. I've seen great cable PQ and I've seen horrible, all on the same TWC system.
Did you actually cancel service or are you going to suspend then cancel once you are sure you want to stay on cable?
dpeters, good comment for the OP. I recently signed up for FIOS and suspended DirecTv for about 60 days to make sure I was happy. After about 30 days, I was happy and cancelled DirecTv. I am saving about $60 a month with the FIOS Triple Play, and have no contract.
FIOS is my holy grail but alas it will never be here in SA.
Whom do you have for phone service? Is it a VoIP service? I have Ooma and pay $120 per year for their premium package.
Good luck. I would say, "the grass isn't always greener...," but in this day and age, it just might be.
Definitely let us know how it turns out. Many of us are D* "fanbois" but we have a good reason for being as such. It will be nice to see how he feels about having the cable service after 14 years of satelite. Hopefully everything turns out well.
Personally I would like to know the difference in HD quality and HD quantity. And you may want to check on them extending the cost for the second year. If it was a viable offer, I feel it would be on a flyer and not something thrown in when you say you are switching from DBS.
Well I'm running on cable now had my install on friday afternoon.
The cable guy came alone and did not realize he had to run new lines and so I helped with the installation. I ran a line and he ran the other two. Then he got things up and running. The direct hookups to their equipment went ok but he did not know how to get the cable card tuned to my TIVO. That's gonna be done on tuesday. Picture quality is very good on cable with hd and sd on the two sets. The TWC hddvr while as fast is not as easy to operate like DTV dvr. Their stuff is not on the same level as DTV but the TIVO Premier is a different story. I get about 30 OTA channels and the HD is perfect also got it networked. No networking allowed on TWC dvr. Although my deal has about 15 showtime and movie channels extra for a year with TWC. My internet speed went from 6 mbts to 15 - 30 mbts varies with about 2 mbts upload. Hard to believe i get that over copper wires. Costwise I'm looking at about 135 a month including taxes with TIVO and cable versus about 185 with DTV, phone, internet services. The best for me though is no more outside dish maintenance required. I will update this again when my TIVO is hooked up to cable.
I am confused. I live in Michigan which has very changeable weather because of all the water around us. We have been know to have severe winters (lots of snow, wind, and ice). I have never in the 12 years I have had Directv touched my dish except to occasionally, for ascetic reasons, wipe the bird messes off of it. What outside dish maintenance were you doing? Trust me, with a heart condition and cancer if I had to do outside dish maintenance I would be getting rid of Directv too.
Your lucky every three years or so my dish was reset, with more satellites up it has to be exact or rain and wet snow can knock it out due to slight misalignment, wet snow will knock it out period.
With my cable experience today I returned to the time warner troy business (5miles from my location) the hd dvr that was installed last friday. I was supposed to get 35 hours hd recording time the unit they gave me originally was good for only 20 hours. It was replaced with a cisco hd dvr that looks like its good for 100 hours of hd. I'm at 2% with 2 hours of hd recorded the first dvr after just 1 hour of hd I was at 5% and so big difference. And again picture quality is really very good. I'm sure its not up to DTV but its awfully nice on hd just like the TV's at my local firehouse. On the other negative I put a lot of time into this and the remotes are still really really complicated. Nothing like TIVO or DTV. I'll log in one more time after my TIVO is re-tuned tomorrow. The service guy on the telephone thinks I got a bad card and says they have zero problems with these things once their set up.
I thought you left?
Your dish moves that much??? What are you using to anchor it, string?
As I suggested in post 6, if your having problems activating the CableCard or Tuning adapter I suggest you make a post in the TWC Direct Forum on DSLReports (which is monitored by actual TWC employees & is a secure place to post). --> https://secure.dslreports.com/forum/timewarnerdirect or you can even contact there Social Media team on Twitter. They should be able to help get it activated much quicker then the phone CSRs.
Are you still happy with your new setup? I would love that kind of internet speed.
I dont blame you buddy..... I cant believe how much higher our bill is now compared to in 98 when we signed up!
$20.00 more FOR NOT THAT MUCH BETTER PROGRAMMING!
I know its not all DTVs fault,its VIACOM and the other providers who are @ fault here! (They set the rates DTV has to pay and thus charge customers)
I'm sure the same could be said for Comcast, Time Warner, etc. And it's not always the fault of the companies that offer the channels either. Their costs also go up. Especially when you're talking over a span of 10+ years.
I'm out. Just finished upgrading my TIVO with a 2 TB drive. This has been work but the savings is significant. Also did not lose any services due to Sandy which was nice.
Hello just updating my experience with TWC after the end of my 2 year contract I had to get another deal. My latest is 85 dollars total for HD Tvc (around 200 mostly HD channels), internet (15MB), and telephone. This new service is actually better than my first deal since I dont use their DVR (which was very bad) and its only good for a year. I use a cable card with TIVO Roamio Pro and 2 minis and picture quality is very good. The best picture quality is with my Amazon Prime on TIVO which is 1080P otherwise mostly just 1080I whcih is a big difference to me anyway. Just thought an update was due with TWC.