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Directv vs DISH - Which HD is better

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by DesertRatR, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #41 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    It matters when one has far more HD channels and superior HD picture quality. That's just one of the many reasons why Dish has long lagged far behind DirecTV. No need to return to a thread there I have already straightened people out.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2013 #42 of 103
    studechip

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    So what if my favorite two or three channels aren't on Directv. What good does the better picture quality or higher number of other hd channels matter? BTW, you got skooled on the other thread, real bad, too!
     
  3. Apr 8, 2013 #43 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    Dish doesn't have a single top tier channel that isn't carried by DirecTV.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2013 #44 of 103
    studechip

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    Do you have comprehension issues? I didn't say anything about top tier channels. Answer the question! What does it matter exactly how many channels either provider has if they don't have the channels you want to watch?
     
  5. Apr 8, 2013 #45 of 103
    lparsons21

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    which has exactly nothing to do with the price of tea in China, or really answer the question.

    For me these days, how many channels are in HD isn't anywhere near as important as which channels are there. In my case that means Dish has more of what I want than does Direct.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2013 #46 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    I did.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2013 #47 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    So apparently you want fewer channels and subpar HD picture quality. Odd...
     
  8. Apr 8, 2013 #48 of 103
    studechip

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    No you didn't. You answered a question that wasn't even asked. If you can't back up what you say, why do you even bother? You remind me of a Monty Python skit.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2013 #49 of 103
    studechip

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    Most people agree that Directv has better hd quality, but it's not a dramatic difference. Again, what good is marginally better quality if you can't watch the channels that you want the most? Odd is you answering questions that aren't asked.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2013 #50 of 103
    lparsons21

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    LOL! You can always be depended on to do the parroting trick. And it is real cute when your feathers are fluffing around those pom-poms. :lol:

    My HD PQ is as good to the eye as it was when I had Direct. I had a few days of my Hopper and HR24 connected to the same 73" DLP and sitting at the same roughly 10' away and couldn't tell enough difference to care.

    And it isn't about 'fewer' or 'more' overall channels as I only watch a small subset of the Top 250, 3 Premiums and BB@Home that I subscribe to. Same group I watched on D*, but with the addition of Reelz in HD and Epix.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2013 #51 of 103
    studechip

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    Clearly you should be a Dish customer! I'm in the same boat, but I am a Yankee fan, so I can't have Dish, gotta have the YES network!
     
  12. Apr 8, 2013 #52 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    Yes, I did. Given what channels are missing from DirecTV, your scenario is not plausible. Choose a better argument and you'll get a better response.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2013 #53 of 103
    studechip

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    Troll.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2013 #54 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    Says the Dish sub attempting to justify their choices...

    The difference is real and it is substantial. You routinely mention your Mits as if it is something worth bragging about. Hint: it isn't.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2013 #55 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    The vast majority of available HD channels are viewable through DirecTV. Far more than what Dish offers. What channels they do not yet have are of the bottom of the barrel variety.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2013 #56 of 103
    studechip

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    Oh, I get it now. Not only is your opinion on tv providers the only one that matters, you are also the expert on what television we should be watching it on! Good to know!
     
  17. Apr 8, 2013 #57 of 103
    studechip

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    But what if Directv doesn't have the channels that someone wants more than other ones? Maybe he wants Reelz or Epix in hd? What then? Don't his choices matter?
     
  18. Apr 8, 2013 #58 of 103
    lparsons21

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    You know the definition of 'expert' is a former drip under pressure, right?

    I don't have to justify a thing and I don't. When I had Direct I said I wanted Epix and Reelz in HD, as time went on it became apparent that they weren't going to any time soon. I figgered I waited long enough, so I switched.

    Will I ever switch back? Sure, when it is solely in my best interest to do so, just as switching to Dish was solely in my best interest in both channel selection and of course, saving a few bucks for a bit.

    My Mits is wonderful. I replace a 54" Panny plasma with it and am very pleased. Nice and bright, crisp, great blacks and motion artifacts. Is it the perfect set? No. But neither is yours.

    The reason I mentioned it is the size. 73" from 10' away gives a darned good perspective as to how good the HD signal is.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2013 #59 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    Am I an expert on display technology and calibration? Yes. You're welcome.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2013 #60 of 103
    Hoosier205

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    Bottom dweller channels? Again, choose a better argument. Haha!
     

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