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Dish compared to DirecTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by jordanhallmann, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    :) SD is better on a Svhs tape...
  2. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
    I'm not buying that party line baloney from you either :nono2:
  3. sregener

    sregener Godfather

    Apr 17, 2012
    Why not? He's right. SD on Dish is much better than SD on DirecTV. HD on DirecTV is slightly better than HD on Dish. The difference is enough to grab you and make you jump up and down in SD. The difference in HD requires someone who is able to compare color depth and discern fine detail, which requires a keen, trained eye and a viewing distance sufficient to discern the difference.

    If you can't tell that 720p has less resolution than 1080i, or that 1080i has more motion artifacts than 720p, odds are good you won't be able to tell DirecTV's HD from Dish's. But anyone with reasonably correct vision can see that DirecTV's SD is horrible, while Dish's is very watchable.

    I use this analogy: SD on DirecTV was worse than a worn VHS tape. Dish is somewhere between a good VHS tape and a DVD, probably closer to the VHS side. HD on DirecTV is quite close to Blu-Ray most of the time. HD on Dish is better than the best DVDs, but is not quite up to Blu-Ray.
  4. DEC

    DEC Legend

    Jan 6, 2008
  5. onebadmofo

    onebadmofo AllStar

    May 24, 2012
    I just re-upped with DTV today.

    Been there 10 years. For the most part, excellent customer service, decent prices IMO, and a solid product.

    I was close to switching. Either way, not sure you can go wrong.

    Good luck man.
  6. mike1977

    mike1977 Legend

    Aug 26, 2005
  7. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    I love the people who say the SD is better on dish.
    Its about as noticable as the HD difference, very minimal! At best.

    If you care anthing at all about sports, don't even look at dishnetwork!
    They dropped NY city sports entirely, the largest city in the USA at 18.9 Million people , thats not even counting the surrounding NY City Sports dma's. Like NJ ,Pa and connecticut.

    Dishes equipment is good, but what good is that if the keep turning their HD channels into SD, and just dropping them completely in some cases.

    Dish Also has lawsuits everyother day of the week.
    Dishes Fees are crazy on equipment. I know I had them. and I know charlie it only got worse not better with the fee's.

    He's the only guy I know who blaims the economy on his bad business practices right in front of his customer in a charlie chat, the same year Directv had their highest year ever adding subscribers.
    Charlie was at his 14th million customer again 4 years ago.
  9. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    I grant you sports and I don't care. Very few drops and more national HD than anyone else. Lawsuits or not, programming package costs are competitive with any other provider. Fees are no longer an issue with the Hopper/Joey. Dish has been a trouble free experience for me with best DVRs in the business and the Hopper/Joey combination is better yet.:D
  10. sregener

    sregener Godfather

    Apr 17, 2012
    I'm not feeling the love. DirecTV's SD was horrible - barely viewable. Dish's is very reasonable, though not as good as SD was back before HD and channel overcrowding began.

    I don't live in NYC, so I don't care about YES or the rest there. I get more channels I actually watch and lost none when I switched to Dish in April. And I gained quite a few HD channels that I do watch.
  11. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Then what are you worried about. Prove any of them are false.

    Does Dish Network Have many Lawsuits? Yes Fact !
    TiVo, Rainbow Media,NBC,CBS,Fox, and plent more I'm sure

    Are your addtional equipment Fees Higher then Directv Yep! Fact ! Look it up!

    Does Dishnetwork Carry MLB EI, NFL Sunday Ticket, Nascar Hot Pass? NOPE FACT!

    Does Dish Network Serve the NY City DMA and Surrounding RSN DMA, MSG, MSG+ SNY or YES! Nope Fact!

    Did charlie on go the charlie chat 4 years ago crying about the economy for his reasons of carrage disputes and subscriber losses. YEP !Fact

    Is this the 2nd time Dish has reach 14 million customers. Yep, Fact

    Is the PQ on Dish or Directv any different, Don't know Opinion!
  12. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008
    Why do you think he's on my ignore list? He's the first person I've had to do that to.
  13. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

    Jun 13, 2009
    Please get back to topic and quit discussing each other.

    Name calling will not be tolerated and may result in deleted posts, infractions or bans.
  14. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    Seconding Scott's call for civility. If you can't discuss Dish vs DirecTV calmly and politely without making personal attacks, then please don't discuss them at all. Some posts have already been deleted. Further transgressions will result in infractions and the end of what could have been a good discussion.

  15. Ira Lacher

    Ira Lacher Icon

    Apr 24, 2002
    DISH charges $7 per Joey. How is this not an issue?
  16. sregener

    sregener Godfather

    Apr 17, 2012
    DirecTV's Whole-Home DVR service is $20/month (Dish's comparable price for HD + DVR service is $10/month) and then requires HD receivers at each television. IIRC, it's $6/month for each additional receiver on your account, and I assume that doesn't get waived when you have whole-home service, but I couldn't find information on what the total cost of, say a 3-room whole-home DVR service from DirecTV would be.
  17. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Dish charges $7/month for each Joey and Hopper after the initial one.

    Direct charges $6/month for each receiver after the initial one.

    With Dish you pay $10/month for DVR/MRV - no fee for HD

    With Direct you pay $20/month for DVR/MRV/HD - and get $10 off for HD if you are a new customer. If you are an existing customer you may or may not get HD free.

    That's why it isn't an issue!
  18. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Thanks! Glad someone else said it.

    My 9 tuner DirecTV system I pay
    $20 for HD /DVR/ Whole home on HR34 5 Tuners
    $6 for My addtional HR23 2 Tuners
    $6 For H25 or any receiver 1 tuner or 2
    $6 for D12 or any receiver 1 tuner or 2

    $38 Fees. Since I do auto pay its $28

    Now give me 3 hoppers since thats the only thing Dish makes that comes close to 9 tuners and tell me what that cost. I don't give a crap about your 3 or 4 hours a day prime time poor excuse for recording 6 things on 4-6 channels only!
  19. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    No. S-VHS has better color and higher resolution than either DIRECTV or DISH.
  20. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Hopper/ 2 joeys 3 tuners can only record 3 things at once, can it stream 3 previously recored shows at once?
    Can it record and watch Live tv in all 3 rooms at the same time?
    Price $10 + $14 for 2 hoppers ( HD platinum $10 many missing HDs without it ) So $24-$34 dollars in fees.

    Directv HR34, records 5 things while streaming 3 previously recorded shows up to 3 remote rooms at the same time with H25's 24 hours a day 7 days a week on ANY channel
    $20 includes HD/DVR and MRV
    2 H25's $12 or
    2 HR24's doesn't matter on what equipment you want $6 each

    So $32 in fees If you do Auto pay -($10) $22
    All three rooms can watch and record live tv at the same time without interruption, and still record another show on the HR34 at the same time.

    So now how many hoppers would it take to do this function, looks like 3 to me, and you can keep your joeys. :hurah:

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