Cancelling Dtv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mobouser, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Dec 25, 2015 #81 of 106

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Or there's an issue with your AV reciever possibly too. DIRECTV has (and everyone else too they just aren't all quite there yet) to put all kinds of ridiculous hdcp junk on their machines and it's been implemented sooner with dtv than some others but people are having issues everywhere.

    Oh and as is said above if it's an HR34 that's your first problem. Don't let up till its replaced by a hr44 or hr54.
  2. Dec 27, 2015 #82 of 106

    n3vino Godfather

    Oct 2, 2011
    I have UVerse 24mb normally at 23mb, and I think it's pretty fast. I stream Netflix and Amazon with no problem at all. In fact I use wifi and have several TV's and devices that use my wifi. You must not have had internet service when all we had was dial up. Talk about turtle speed. LOL.
  3. Dec 27, 2015 #83 of 106

    mousemaniac New Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    They installed an hr54 at the second service call. With two days the problem came back.

    Before the service calls, I could at least restart the receivers and get service back. Each time they've come, it's gotten worse. Now they won't connect at all and when I call, Ditedtv refuses to do ant steps on the phone to get it fixed.
  4. Dec 30, 2015 #84 of 106

    slapshot1959 Legend

    Jan 24, 2006
    As a 20 year veteran of Directv, I'm on the verge of cancelling as well. I'm going to be calling in later today to do so, though I do want to keep at least one receiver active and go down to the lowest package they have and still keep my NHL Center Ice till the playoffs.

    I installed a Tivo Bolt with cablecard from Comcast and totally happy with that though their Center Ice offering sucks with little HD. Next season I'll probably get Center Ice through the app on my Apple TV.

    Hate to do it, but hard to justify $120+ a month for Directv and almost $100 for Comcast internet as well, and you can add extra Tivo mini's for no monthly fee and you own all the equipment.

    Also I don't like the fact that ATT took over, not too fond of them.
  5. Jan 1, 2016 #85 of 106

    saleen351 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Same boat, been with D over 12 years, but the total cost (internet + D) is about $210/month not including the NFLST which is the only reason I'm still with D. Estimated yearly savings by leaving DTV = ~$840!

    However I want to keep the NFLST, so I called them up to see my options in regards to suspending the service, they gave me $30 off per month, no new contract. I didn't even ask, they just gave it to me.

    For now I'm happy, but as the Apple TV takes off, and I think this is the year it does, D is in a whole heap of trouble.
  6. Jan 6, 2016 #86 of 106

    mousemaniac New Member

    Jun 17, 2007
    I finally had enough of DTV not being able to get my service to work and cancelled.

    I've been with Dish now for a couple of weeks and am loving it.

    I especially love that it records all the Prime time shows and if you watch them the next day, it will skip over all the commercials. Brilliant.

    I still haven't gotten used to the menus, but I'm sure i will in time.

    It connected flawlessly to my Harmony setup and I'm running it through the XBox One. With DirecTV, I could never go to the locals using voice command, because it wasn't listed in the guide for XBox, but with Dish it's all there. I just say go to NBC and boom, it works.

    There's a little more work to watch shows in succession, and there is a pause after each time you choose to record a show. but not that big of a deal.

    DTV did take off the early termination fee, took my bill down to 0 and said I could come back at any time. If in the next two years there are advancements in their receivers, i may give them a chance again.

    But for now, it's an ok divorce after 21 years.
  7. Jan 6, 2016 #87 of 106

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Feb 9, 2008
    Glad that your Happy :up:
  8. Jan 7, 2016 #88 of 106

    slapshot1959 Legend

    Jan 24, 2006
    Called Directv and didn't actually cancel but subscribed to the 2nd lowest package available, (Select), deactivated 2 receivers, cancelled protection plan, and they were able to get me a bunch of credits which made the package actually cheaper than the very lowest package (family). This is until my NHL Center Ice runs out in April, then I'll reassess. I will most likely at least put everything on suspension for the summer, if not cancel altogether. I'll get my hockey fix online next season, probably. Saving nearly $80 right now per month, and if I cancel altogether, almost $130 per month.

    I have to say that going back to Tivo is fantastic, this is a very good setup, I prefer this better than DTV's DVR. It's just too bad that I'm stuck with Comcast, lol.
  9. Jan 7, 2016 #89 of 106

    tko Cool Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    I've been with Directv 20+ years and decided to go the Fios route. It gets installed on Tuesday. I always had their internet so anymore it's too much of a price difference between their bundle and just Directv. I still have the original Sony Tivo Directv receiver with lifetime subscription in the closet and it still boots and works with the rj11-rj45 ethernet kit inside and the hd upgrades. In October I purchased the Roamio OTA because they were unloading them with lifetime subscriptions. I just purchased the Roamio Pro with lifetime for $600 and it should be here tomorrow. I have to say I do like the Tivo interface plus the Roamio Minis work great. Now it's just a single cable card for $3.99/month.
  10. Dec 25, 2017 #90 of 106

    mobouser AllStar

    May 23, 2007
    Not here much, still using Tivo but switched to Fios a while back. Now getting their triple play with 100mb download upload internet and free HBO for about 110 a month. right now we have a snow storm and I would be outside clearing the dish off. Never looked back after switching over to cable. Also I went with no contract with Fios I'm paying month to month. Best regards to all here have a great new year.
  11. Dec 26, 2017 #91 of 106
    Brian Hanasky

    Brian Hanasky Godfather

    Feb 22, 2008
    Dropped Directv in the fall. Went with Sling. No complaints at all and enjoy paying less. Hard to believe but Sling gives me the HD without an extra fee ;)
  12. Dec 29, 2017 #92 of 106

    Jasqid Legend

    Oct 26, 2008
    My contract is up mid March 2018. I'm ready to cut it and go SlingTV too. Got the HD Homerun setup so I can catch my locals. Had Netflix and AmazonPrime for years. Kids mostly used that but with the price increase coming in FEB... I'm done.
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  13. Dec 30, 2017 #93 of 106

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Geez, I'm getting ready to recommit. If they give me enough incentive.

  14. Dec 30, 2017 #94 of 106

    TBlazer07 Large Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    When did they let you out?
    Keep warm up there, It's going down to 50's tonight here. Brrrrrrrrrrr
  15. Dec 30, 2017 #95 of 106

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    We’re going to be 42 degrees colder than that.

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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  16. Dec 30, 2017 #96 of 106
    Delroy E Walleye

    Delroy E Walleye AllStar

    Jun 9, 2012
    We're gonna be 38 degrees colder -and already have been- than that! (North MN)

    Back to topic, I don't see cancelling anytime in the near future, but if that new UI is as bad as I've been reading, we'll def be reducing service.
  17. Dec 31, 2017 #97 of 106

    studechip Godfather

    Apr 16, 2012
    What does the UI have to do with your programming package?
  18. Dec 31, 2017 #98 of 106

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Only reason I ever go into a comittment is for money off the monthly bill.

    Gonna be single digits tonight, phone tells me 6 degrees. The river I live near is freezing over, it's just brutally cold. When it freezes it's not a problem, the problem pops up when the ice breaks up and causes all kinds of problems. Who, in their right mind, lives so close to a river?

  19. Dec 31, 2017 #99 of 106

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Makes me wonder why that's not in your avatar. Ohh, northern Minnesota. Did not realize you lived there. Must be brutal in the winter.

  20. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    I can't complain about the weather. Currently it's a balmy 3 degrees where I live.

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