Directv Just Blew E* Out of the Water

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  1. msmith198025

    msmith198025 Member of the Year

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    Well it wont, but i will humor you. Id love to have it intergrated into the box, sure, but i have one built into both of my plasmas, plus a seperate set top digital tuner, so life would go on.

    And i dont see it as overlooking a deficiency in the way you were using it. Sure ONE box doesnt have it in the HR model line, however the ONE does.
     
  2. msmith198025

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    And the main reason (i have heard, have no numbers to back it up) that there is a shortage of the 20s is that there was a sudden increase in HD subs in the past few months(cant imagine why...:p ). Those new subs signed up before the HR-21 was released, so they got....you guessed it a HR-20. Then D* decided to stop production of the hr-20 700 for Pace to make the hr-21. Which is why in some areas you see people getting 21s instead of 20s. The situation will correct itself given time.
     
  3. QuickDrop

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    Loyalty doesn't necessarily have anything to do with it. People will also overlook the deficiencies of one provider because they don't consider them as bad as the deficiencies of the other providers.

    Also, most HDTVs nowadays have tuners in them. It's not like D* is keeping people from using those.
     
  4. Doug Brott

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    yeah, I heard that commercial .. nearly spit out all of my soda when I heard it :lol: Besides, it's still not Sunday Ticket and that's not the only reason I stick with DIRECTV. The lack of Comcast customer service will keep me away from them forever if at all possible.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    Ah yes, the lesser of two evils theory .. nothing wrong with that. Also, in some cases, it's go with the enemy you know rather than the one you don't.
     
  6. ScoBuck

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    But the HR21 will be getting an OTA tuner:
    http://www.satelliteguys.us/1109227-post1.html
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    Of course I'm not on Charlie's fave five, I hate that guy. But Chase and I are tight. :lol:
     
  8. jdspencer

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    OTA is very important to many customers.

    Not all of us have locals in SD. So when HD locals are available is anyone's guess. And then when they are we might not get all networks via DirecTV. In my case. NBC and The CW aren't available OTA. And MyNetwork is on a subchannel. I can get ABC, CBS, Fox and PBS via OTA, (with pixelation). I have DNS waivers.

    Back on topic, TWC here has a pathetic HD lineup, so they aren't even in the running against DirecTV.
     
  9. KurtV

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    E*, a publically traded company with 20,000+ employees, is a mom and pop operation (or the "closest match to one")? Please. Does the E* subscriber get that "homespun" feeling when a CSR from India answers their call for help? That assertion couldn't be any more ridiculous.

    As to the rest of your drivel, I never suspend logic to be loyal to a local merchant and neither, I believe, do most other people. I'm willing to pay higher prices to local businesses than I would at a big box retailer or internet seller when they offer superior service, a better atmosphere, a better product, or when they have really good looking employees. For me, those things are part of the value I receive from those transactions. This is quite often the case for me, so I and my family do much of our business with small merchants. On the other hand, locals who couple higher prices with poor service can't go out of business quickly enough for me.

    Most of what you wrote has little to nothing to do with brand loyalty. That's a completely different animal. While brand loyalty is certainly a function of quality, it's also a psychological phenomenon driven by people wanting to believe they made the right choice.
     
  10. ScoBuck

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    trolling?
     
  11. James Long

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    Nope. Responding to a thread I am participating in ... on topic for where the thread was at the moment of my reply. The issues listed are valid complaints of D* subscribers.

    Trolling would be skimming all the threads in the forum looking for a place to insert my viewpoint, and trying to entice others to post in anger. I'd prefer that people not post in anger.
     
  12. man_rob

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    You're more of the passive aggressive type.
     
  13. James Long

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    :backtotop
     
  14. msmith198025

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    which was....oh yeah, Directv just blew E*.........out of the water i mean:)
     
  15. James Long

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    Or more accurately, one poster and a few supporters are happy that D* began to add new HD channels two months ago. :)
     
  16. JLucPicard

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    If these aren't symptoms of a thread that has totally run it's course, I don't know what is.

    of course, if it's left open, we can all revisit it six or twelve months from now when someone finds it in some search and responds to it as if it was current.
     
  17. msmith198025

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    That is more or less correct, and if they happen to leapfrog their major competition by a large margin in the process is just an added bonus for them(D*):p
     
  18. msmith198025

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    bah, its still fun from time to time
     
  19. man_rob

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    The irony is especially entertaining.

    Apparently, it's trolling when a Directv subscriber posts a comment in a Dish Network forum, but somehow, it's okay when it's the other way around?
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    Of course!
     
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