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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jameskelly, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    I have DIRECTV because it gives me the most for my money. Every time I look at the competitors it has always wound up being less expensive with DIRECTV...and Uverse also leaves me with less hardware capability.

    In the end it's about what I can get and what I can do with it, and for now, DIRECTV gets me the most capability for my dollar.

    We all have our reasons for choosing a service provider and honestly, if Dish had gotten my locals before DIRECTV, I’d probably be with Dish right now. Fate played a role. :grin:

    The OP had his reasons for switching and if I found a better deal/capability somewhere else I’d switch too. So far however, beyond the promo period it always works out better to stay where I am.

    My 3.34¢ FWIW. ;)

  2. RMBittner

    RMBittner Legend

    Mar 28, 2011
    And if you spring for the Lifetime contract right at the outset, you'll never pay another penny for TiVo service. (Assuming that's still an option they're offering.) And the contract covers the unit, not the owner; when you decide to move to something different, you can hand it off to a friend without worrying about burdening them with an added expense.

    For me, as a TiVo user since 2003, the only downside to the current units is their reliance on Cablecards. My cable company does okay with them, but it really depends on what CSR you get on the phone and what tech shows up at the door; some don't know what you're talking about. (We've also had multiple card failures.)
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Everyone should find the service/provider that best meets their needs. [/report]
  4. lhemmerich

    lhemmerich New Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    I was not !!!
    Having ONLY DTV I guess I did not know how good it was..I have never really had the opportunity to view Cable

    My neighbour has DISH and I know I do not like that programing..
  5. Xsabresx

    Xsabresx Icon

    Oct 8, 2007
    I am glad TWC works for some. My parents have it and my in-laws have it and I have yet to get through a single show where there isnt pixelation.
  6. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Let's quit discussing each other and discuss the topic.


  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Cable works for some people, I'm glad they are around, along with Dish. Competition is good.

    What some people have to remember on cable is that it is a lot more location dependent. I know here picture quality isn't the same, the channel lineups can be different (example Bloomberg not in HD here.)

    For others, maybe someone with one DVR and doesn't save a lot, it can be better in price. I know some of us power users wouldn't be able to do it. DVR costs too high, too little recording space etc etc.

    Everyone has to find their own way.
  8. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    Mmmm Buh bye now. :rolleyes:
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Don't be thin-skinned while calling out names on others. :nono2:
  10. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    That's swell that I had an SD TiVo back in the day. I can't even recall if I opted for "lifetime", but even if I did.... I'd be SOL, no?
  11. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    in 2005 I made the same decision, to leave Time Warner after having it literally forever, since I was a kid and my parents paid for it....and head for D* for their sports, mainly NFL Network.. Like others have said here..to each their own..was I upset so much BASIC wasnt available in HD...oh yeah, but I compensated that with shows I found online off of torrent sites and streaming sites..STILL DO ..so be it..I came for sports, *****for which D* is a leader, and after this past weekend with NFL ticket debacle they'll definitely be sporting a black eye, but none of which will have me cut the cord to my dish....just yet..good luck in your switch to cable (*)...

    **** you'd of been hard pressed to see me fanboy'ing D* when VS. was cut and the YES Network was in peril of being cut as well. I'd of been all up on their FB page....just like their FB page was this past sunday with everyone cursing at them for downtime on NFL Sunday Ticket.

    (*) I blinked ........in April of this year and took a cable box back to my home in threat of the YES network pull, It never happened and I havent returned the box since...love all the basic HD TWC now has.. Technically I never dropped TWC since I kept their Cable modem, just this is the 1st time since 2005 I brought a Cable Box back into my home..

    once again...all the best on your cable switchover..
  12. jameskelly

    jameskelly Mentor

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thank you sir. :)
  13. dualsub2006

    dualsub2006 Icon

    Aug 28, 2007
    I came very close to adding basic HD cable TV to the bedroom side of my house where D* isn't accessible yet. 5 bones up front for lifetime service with TiVo was a little much, but I was considering it.

    Then D* gave me a free DVR for my master bedroom and I'm in the process now of stringing wire to that side of my house.
  14. Shaqdan

    Shaqdan Legend

    Jan 23, 2009
    Congrats on going to an inferior service! You win at life!!
  15. jal

    jal Icon

    Mar 3, 2005
    The thing is, I never expected a new DVR. What I expected was a refurbished box, not a recycled one. I was having problems with the "refurbished" ones they sent. I only asked for new when they kept sending me junk. FWIW, the Tivos I now have and the TWC Ciscos are all very quiet. None of them have the issues I was having with the HRx boxes. As an aside, I did have 1 Hr10-250 in my set up, which was running quietly and well since 2006 with no problems.
  16. e4123

    e4123 AllStar

    Jan 31, 2011
    Hey JamesKelly, if you're still listening (or if another member knows) can you tell me if the "on demand" channels work with the TIVO and the cablecard? My understanding is on demand is not supported with TIVO from TWC.

  17. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
  18. MattScahum

    MattScahum Legend

    Oct 26, 2010
    my fiance and my soon to be mother in law have TWC in their home and for basic cable and 1 receiver with HBO (no hd or dvr service) they pay $100/month with their fees and taxes. Not to mention the on demand never seems to work whenever we try and use it there. to each their own, but besides the pricing and the lack of sports options for me I can't come up with a reason to ever go back. I can't say I have used their signature home but I have used their Cisco boxes and I replaced 6 HD Dvrs in a 4 month period and they missed recordings often. good luck with the switch, and hope it works out for you.
  19. RMBittner

    RMBittner Legend

    Mar 28, 2011
    Not sure what you mean. Assuming you still had the SD TiVo, and it still worked, it's still usable. Obviously, you won't get HD quality, but as long as you can deliver a signal to it --via cable or OTA -- it'll work for you.

  20. RMBittner

    RMBittner Legend

    Mar 28, 2011
    Just to clarify:

    To my knowledge no TiVo that uses Cablecards -- as all the HD units do -- is capable of handling On Demand/PPV channels, no matter who your cable provider is.


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