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Get Discounts or switch to Dish???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by omartinjordan, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Mar 30, 2013 #61 of 101
    sigma1914

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    Then switch.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2013 #62 of 101
    dennisj00

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    You can jest, but it was from the D attorneys. . . and became very serious.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2013 #63 of 101
    lparsons21

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    Your finger gesture is over the line imo. Disagreement is part and parcel of threads here, but there should be a line.

    No you don't have to be happy that DirecTV is not offering you the same deal as going to Dish as a new customer, but you could be practical about it. I can assure you that if you were a Dish customer looking at switching, Dish wouldn't be offering you a new customer deal to keep you either.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2013 #64 of 101
    tonyd79

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    He must've been doing very heavy torrents. Maybe supplying data. No way they go after a casual user like that.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2013 #65 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    Didn't appreciate your smart comment. I was asking a serious question. Maybe I am asking too much from them but I think trying to get them to match the dish offer is reasonable. I can't be the first one to take this approach.
     
  6. Mar 30, 2013 #66 of 101
    sigma1914

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    You didn't ask a question at all in the post I quoted. (see above)

    They pretty much matched the offer. You were offered a free HDDVR free, which is usually $199 and Dish's site quotes the Hopper at $199.

    The Hopper is a great product, especially if most of your recording is from the locals during primetime.
     
  7. Mar 30, 2013 #67 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    My question was is it better to have the genie or another dvr. I didn't ask for advice on the savings or discount.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2013 #68 of 101
    acostapimps

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    IMO the HR24 is better, Genie is having too many issues software related, I'm on old SW from December and the HR24 works as it should, now if they decide to update it who knows how it would work like the previous SW, Plus with MRV and 4 tuners (2 HR24's) and 2tb externals I'll stick with what I have.
     
  9. Mar 30, 2013 #69 of 101
    sigma1914

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    What many software issues is the Genie having? It's amazing you're able to give an opinion on equipment you don't have. I have a 34 and it's worked as it should for months. Now as for the clients - I'd recommend a H25 over current clients.
     
  10. Mar 30, 2013 #70 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I hate to sign up for 2 more years with old equipment. I would rather stay with directv but not with just another dvr. I think the discounts are good but I can't decide.
     
  11. Mar 31, 2013 #71 of 101
    domingos35

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    move to dish
    you'll be glad u did
     
  12. Mar 31, 2013 #72 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I would like to get some more opinions on the genie or adding another dvr.
     
  13. Mar 31, 2013 #73 of 101
    studechip

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    What if Dish doesn't have the programming that he wants? What then?
     
  14. Mar 31, 2013 #74 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    The programming is fine. The only real difference that will matter to me is ESPNU is not in HD. Channels are pretty much the same. I just don't think its smart to sign up for another 2 years without getting the genie. If I am going to make that commitment again I want the latest stuff. I have the month of April to make a final decision. I really don't want to leave and I have never had Dish so I am unsure if I will like it or not. I am not one for change but I could like it more. Who knows. I do know its hard to turn down the price difference with the new receivers.
     
  15. Apr 1, 2013 #75 of 101
    studechip

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    Then you obviously aren't a NY Yankees or NY Mets fan, or out of market NFL fan either. Good for you then. I doubt you would have much problem getting used to Dish's equipment.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2013 #76 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    Nope. My main thing is college football. WVU and I watch all the other games also. Most of their games are on Fox or FX now. Plus, I can always order gameplan for a weekend if I need to.

    Is it really worth signing up for 2 more years and not getting the genie?
     
  17. Apr 1, 2013 #77 of 101
    newred5

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    IMO I would not sign up for the two years and not get the Genie .... Called again and ask very nicely saying you would sign a two year agreement if you could have the deal they previously offered you AND a free Genie , if they can't provide that to you explain to them that Dish will give you the Hopper and you will have to switch. Tell them you REALLY want to stay with Directv but you will need the Genie to do that ....
     
  18. Apr 1, 2013 #78 of 101
    sigma1914

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    You don't get a contract if you just take the discounts.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2013 #79 of 101
    omartinjordan

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    I did not realize that. I have a day or two to call them back once I decide. That doesn't sound like a bad option.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2013 #80 of 101
    sigma1914

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    Just know if you take an equipment upgrade that it'll be a 2 year commitment.
     

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