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How many of you with Directv think Dish is getting better than Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by mkdtv21, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Feb 24, 2012 #1 of 683

    mkdtv21 Legend

    May 27, 2007
    With Dish Network offering more HD basic channels, having services like Blockbuster @ Home and still having SiriusXM channels I'm starting to think about switching to Dish. I was upset when Directv removed G4 because now I can't watch Nintendo E3 conferences anymore accept online and I was hoping the Tivo was going to be better than it is. To me the Dish Hopper looks more impressive than the HR34 and I feel the channel offerings are more to my taste on Dish. If your're not a sports fan I can't see why you would want to be with Directv and I'm not trying to be a troll I'm saying what I truly feel. I know some of you must have some of these feelings in the back of your head. Now that Directv is making a lot of profit I see them starting to become like cable. I know maybe one of you has to agree with me.
  2. Feb 24, 2012 #2 of 683

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Everyone needs to looks at what fits their needs best.
    Dish has never appealed to me, as their PQ for HD is less and for the channels I watch, the price was within a dollar, the last time I checked.
  3. Feb 24, 2012 #3 of 683

    joshjr Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    NE Oklahoma
    Dish does not appeal to me. They don't have Sunday Ticket,, MLB Extra Innings, Mega March Madness, FSN OK, still think there are WB & UPN affiliates out there, are in a contract dispute with 2 of my markets 4 locals right now. Need I say more?
  4. Feb 24, 2012 #4 of 683

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    I've considered Dish because of the Hopper/Joey. I would wait a few months to see how the software shakes out in the real world. I won't do anything until after summer. I'm rather highly invested with DirecTV, so it will take alot to get me to switch.
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #5 of 683

    lacubs Godfather

    Sep 11, 2010
    i will never switch!
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #6 of 683

    Rtm Godfather

    Oct 18, 2011
    Yes definitely looking better not to mention having E! In HD which I'm totally lost as to why directv doesn't I used to watch it before got directv.

    They have many more has I'm interested in too.
  7. Feb 24, 2012 #7 of 683

    dakeeney Legend

    Aug 29, 2004
    :( DTV is behind Dish when it comes to basic HD. DTV's PQ is a little better than Dish but not much. DTV doesn't need more RSN's or PPV channels. They need to catch Dish as far as HD goes. Would I bite the bullet and switch back to Dish? If they offered me the Hopper.....YES!!
  8. Feb 24, 2012 #8 of 683

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Not for me,I would like BBCA and Nat Geo Wild in HD but not worth switching. Hopper does not interest me (even if I didnt have a 34), I want to record at I want to record, not just a blanket all network shows.
  9. Feb 24, 2012 #9 of 683

    AquiringSat AllStar

    Jan 7, 2012
    As long as they don't offer MLB Extra Innings or NFL Sunday Ticket they will Never, NEVA, EVA Get My Money!
  10. Feb 24, 2012 #10 of 683

    tgater Godfather

    Jul 24, 2007
    Let's not forget the YES network. Also can I record 5 different programs with one receiver?
  11. Feb 24, 2012 #11 of 683

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Getting better than DIRECTV? ... Nah, both services have their strengths and weaknesses, but "we're" (family splits the cost) heavily invested with DIRECTV here as we seemingly have been since we originally signed up '95

    I don't really care for dish's upcoming Hopper/Joey for WH, much less their current installed base of ViP receivers' inability to integrate with it.
  12. Feb 24, 2012 #12 of 683

    scorpion43 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Mar 16, 2011
    new customers get 1 Hopper and up to 3 joey's for FREE
  13. Feb 24, 2012 #13 of 683

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Not with one box;

    Only three tuners per their upcoming "Hopper," so you would need two in parallel.

    Unless you consider the Hopper's "PrimeTime AnyTime" (PTAT) feature which can actually block record the big four networks simultaneously one one tuner between 8:00 PM -11:00 PM local as a sort of "virtual-increase" in physical tuners per Hopper. :sure:
  14. Feb 24, 2012 #14 of 683

    ronsanjim Godfather

    Mar 18, 2008
    Would never switch to Dish. You never know what illegal crap they will pull. Their reputation precedes them....
  15. Feb 24, 2012 #15 of 683

    scorpion43 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Mar 16, 2011
    typical answer of a fanboy
  16. Feb 24, 2012 #16 of 683

    JcT21 Legend

    Nov 29, 2004
    my parents and my sister have dishnetwork and are very satisfied with the service. it is true that dish does offer more HD basics than directv does and direc needs to catch up in that department. viewing HD on my directv and comparing it with dish HD at my sisters house, you really cant see that much of a difference, if anything. they both look great. however SD is much better on dish.

    its obvious people gotta go with what appeals to them and directv is mostly all about the sports fan. myself, im not a sports fan at all. i switched from cable from a referal offer and got $10 month on top of the new member offers. so that was a good deal for me at the time.

    i think the hopper and joey look promising and that could get me to switch in a few years.... maybe. i do like my directv alot :D
  17. Feb 24, 2012 #17 of 683

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    I wouldn't say it's typical. My main beef with their management is the carriage disputes. They pull channels more often than DirecTV. There's a fine line between getting the best price for your profits and raising monthly fees or not getting a deal done and dropping the channel.

    Plus at least locally it seems they've been down more. At one point they moved the Cincinnati locals to a satellite a lot of customers didn't have access to and they had to wait for however long it took to fix the issue and move them back. I don't see DirecTV moving my locals to 119 or something. When they did move things, the average customer didn't notice.
  18. Feb 24, 2012 #18 of 683

    wv_patsfan Cool Member

    Jul 30, 2009
    In some ways, yeah, Dish looks appealing. But, hate to say it, Sunday Ticket is a huge factor for me (especially now that I will be working MUCH fewer weekends in the future due to a recent promotion!). This mystery "Everywhere" thing sounds like it has the potential to be cool as well. Besides, I'm lazy and switching would be a pain. :)
  19. Feb 24, 2012 #19 of 683

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Compairing DirecTV with DISH is like compairing a Rolls Royce with a Volkswagon Beetle. DISH reminds me of that old rent a car commercial being number two but saying they try harder but always coming up short. Need I remind everyone of Charlie's batting average when negotiating with channel providers?
  20. Feb 24, 2012 #20 of 683

    scorpion43 Duplicate User (Account Closed)

    Mar 16, 2011
    Directv beeing the Beetle in this case
    Need i remind everyone that dish as more HD

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