Directv to Spectrum

Discussion in 'Cable TV Discussion' started by narrod, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    You have to pay attention to their site. You can end up in the streaming one instead of the cable one pretty easily but the cable one is still there.
     
  2. tivofan2018

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    spectrum is not doing a whole home DVR. there working on there next disaster the cloud DVR!!! you might get setup with the new world box wich is a 4 tuner unit and it's a nightmare due to lack of software updates as well as firmware updates. when they set me last june they gave me a dual tuner i didn't notice that till later on. i called cust service and i bitched LOL they sent a tech out to replace a box that kept rebooting and to give me an upgrade to my DVR but this was before the world box was available in my area. i told the tech if i didn't get a better DVR that i was gonna cancel right there and he could take there crap out of my house and he found a 6 tuner unit it was like magic lol. threaten to cancel and these companies will kiss your :rolleyes:. if you want a whole home DVR why not get a tivo??? you save on box rentals and the fee is only 14.99 a month for whole home service!!! or you can do the lifetime for 650.00. a tivo has more bells and whistles than anything spectrum has!!!
     
  3. wilson109

    wilson109 New Member

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    As a cable service, Spectrum is usually pretty reliable. Generally, that’s exactly what we’ve found.
     
  4. CTJon

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    Not sure what your definition of reliable is - but I've found yes it seems to work all the time but a lot of picture break ups and sometimes unwatchable channels due to picture quality or break ups.
     
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  5. tivofan2018

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    no you do not want specscum. as CTjon says there's alot of picture breakups and macro blocking. i was on the gold package and the movie channels looked like complete **** with alot of pixelization and macro blocking and grainy pics and color that looked like it was from the 70's!!! there is no whole home DVR and you'll be lucky to get one unless you can really ***** and moan and get the 6 tuner unit they gave me a dual tuner unit when i signed up. i called and bitched about my issues and they put me for an upgrade to to a better DVR and all he had was a dual tuner unit then i said well if i don't get something that is compatible in today in age then i'll cancel and you can haul all your **** out of my house!!! he ran down to his van and one came up funny how that happens!!! my internet would crash down twice a week and the modem would reboot ugh and the phone would go blank when making out going calls also!!! and you think that you can take your t.v. on the fly with you guess what you won't get all the channels you pay for once you leave your wifi conn!!! you won't be able to watch recorded content from any of there DVR'S as well. most of there techs either don't care or are complete ******* idiots!!! i had techs tell me everything from no one films in HD today to the macro blocking and pixelizeations and grainy pics is the way that they broadcast i had another idiot tell me that 1080I was not HD. it's HD just not true HD like 1080P wich never really took off only on blu ray discs.
    **** spectrum you do not want them at all!!!

    another thing about spectrum is they don't give a **** if they loose a customer that has been my experience with em
     
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  6. tivofan2018

    tivofan2018 Member

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    seems like people in texas always have great service with spectrum!!!
     
  7. tivofan2018

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    are you talking about the world box the 210??? if so there no home DVR on that POS. and that thing is a freaking disaster. they raved how fast the box booted up but since the guide to that box is in the cloud it froze up alot and would sit there with a grey screen with line going across it!!! they do have a cloud dvr service coming out soon i can't wait to see what a nightmare that's gonna be more than likely it will be a ******* joke like the rest of spectrum!!!
     
  8. tivofan2018

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    how can you say such a thing:D:eek:??? i liked TWC better than specscum. and it also seemed like TWC was going in the right direction atleast they had 21st century hardware:p:D
     
  9. CTJon

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    My son who lives 10 miles away from me - has the TWC old package and equipment before they were bought by Spectrum. He has whole home and 4 tuner DVR neither are currently available here since Spectrum bought TWC. Unfortunately, he can't change anything or else they replace it all with Spectrum junk so 2 tuner and no whole home.
    Spectrum just went all digital here so people had to put boxes instead of just line to TV and admitted price of boxes will go a lot next year. I know a bunch who dropped Spectrum because of it and companies that had TV in break rooms that have dropped also.
     
  10. Mark Holtz

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    Oh boy..... because I got Spectrum installed at my new home on Friday afternoon. At the moment, they are the only ones offering high speed Internet in my neighborhood (I went with the Gigabit Internet Package). Having said that, I see that AT&T Fiber is being installed in the neighborhood. Competition is good.

    However, no television or VoIP service. In fact, I don't even have a television at the moment.
     
  11. gary@bigbear

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    One of the reasons that I switched to Dish from Spectrum is the equipment. Spectrum has the most antique equipment I have ever seen. I bought an RV and I wanted to have a good TV system for it and Dish has the best one. So I decided to switch my home service to Dish also. I had to purchase a Tivo for Spectrum to have a decent DVR for cable, Which I think Dish could learn a lot from Tivo, great features like commercial skip feature that works on all channels and is available as soon as the program is finished airing. The DVR that Spectrum offers is terrible, 2 tuners 500 GB recording space that they have rented out no doubt for several years, out of date. Real piece of crap!
     
  12. eletric chicken

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    i had the arris 3600 6 tuner DVR box with a 1 TB HDD. but yea they set me up that that POS when i first signed up!!! that was a jaw dropping experence LOL. be lucky you didn't get the 210 world box. no clock on the front with a remote you'll never figure out and with all the software bugs that go along with it.
     
  13. eletric chicken

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    spectrum is crap!!! lots of macro blocking poor audio and video... poor hardware it's either old and outdated or the new world box has alot of software bugs in it
     
  14. Mark Holtz

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    At the time I moved to Texas, Spectrum was the only high-speed Internet Service Provider in my neighborhood (either that or DSL). I only have the high-speed Internet at a gigabit down, 35Mbps up, and I'm paying for the upload speed. However, I am not subscribed to the television service. My mother is paying for AT&T Now (formerly DirecTV Now) service.
     
  15. eletric chicken

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    your lucky my only other option is frontier wich is a real joke!!!
     
  16. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    My co-worker who lives 30 minutes away from me has Frontier. He has a few choice words.
     
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  17. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I left Frontier for Comcast (Internet only, phone through a third party VOIP). Does that say anything? :D
     
  18. eletric chicken

    eletric chicken Member

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    i have a few choice words for frontier to!!! they suck!!! didn't they merge with someone??? i doubt frontier will even be around in 5 years. i told a friend at work i went to dtv and he was like what's the difference over cable. by the time he went home he was blown away. though he got to watch it on a 292 inch screen with an amazing surround sound system. he could not belive it how great dtv PQ and audio is:D:p
     
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  19. eletric chicken

    eletric chicken Member

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    yea your paying to much :eek:
     
  20. eletric chicken

    eletric chicken Member

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    i would take directv's PQ and audio quality and channel line up any day over spectrum!!! as spectrum is all stone age crap!!!
     

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