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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. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Perhaps his roof spot with the dish installed warping during storm ? Water and roof material combination ?
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Isn't this where you posted there is 400' of coax between the dish and the showroom?
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    But he gave us a picture with 90+ reading. Hmm...
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    Which only needs about a 8-10 dB CNR
     
  5. grcooperjr

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    I just left Dish and switched back to DTV. with em from early 07 to Jan of this year. On the Reciver fees... I had at the time of leaving, 4 vip722's and 2 211. The 722's cost me 17.00 a month each and 7.00 for one of the 211's the other was included in the programing cost. The EHD cost 30.00 to start the service and was free from that point on. The bad part of the service was on avg. the 722's failed 2 to 3 times a year requiring replacement. Most of the failures were software downloads that failed and could not recover from and a few hd failures. And the last I was spending more on reciver fees than on programing.

    Dish's focus is on the low end 1 reciver account, boasting on how much cheaper they are than anyone else and really stick it to the folks that have a high reciver load.. Also did I mention, they will only provide one DVR. The rest you have to buy youself if you want more than one.

    They were not always this way on the reciver fees. This just started in 2009 or so. It will be interesting to see where the fees go with the new Hopper / Joey system.

    Just my 2 cents worth
     
  6. Jodean

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    Different show room
     
  7. mdavej

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    Excellent point, grcooper. Dish's extra receiver fees have been extremely high. So folks with lots of TVs were much better off with DirecTV. But the new Hopper/Joey system is much more cost effective than their old DVRs, at only $7 for each DVR or client plus one $4 Whole-Home fee, making them about the same as DirecTV now. So people with several tv's who upgrade should see their bills go down, while those with only 2 TV's will go up. Both scenarios essentially match DirecTV's pricing now. Dish still can't support as many TV's as DirecTV. I think the Hopper/Joey system maxes out at 8, possibly 12.
     
  8. domingos35

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    fees went down
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    It's not fair to compare a Joey to a H2x because the Joey needs a tuner off a Hopper if one's available. A H2x has it's own tuner and can view shows off any HR. Essentially, Dish's H & J system has a tuner limit like Uverse.


    Again, I like the Hopper and am considering a 2 H setup for the Fall.
     
  10. grcooperjr

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    Must of just happened then. I just switched begining febuary and my ending bill had 75.00 in reciver fees on it...

    Anyway, Comparing to what I'm seeing with my neighbors Hopper / Joey system. My current Hr34 / h25 is working better. at a lot less cost plus I get all of the TV's back on their own tuners again and still have 5 tuners to record off of.

    Ya know the old saying... If the wife's happy.... Everybody is happy....
     
  11. mdavej

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    Correct. It's not apples to apples. When D* releases their RVU boxes, then it will be a more direct comparison. Dish is still over-priced considering the more limited capabilities of the client boxes (no tuners of their own). Initial equipment cost offset that somewhat since all Joey's are essentially free.
     
  12. SteveHas

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    not me
     
  13. QuickDrop

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    The poster quoted a post that only listed HD basic channels on both systems and and wrote he would add channels like YES. He later admitted they were "hybrid" channels, but all that was part of my point.

    I gave two reasons why carrying YES was an advantage for DirecTV over Dish Network. It's better for people living in the local NYC market and for subscribers to Extra Innings. I disagreed with his inclusion of it as basic channel from his own post where he was only responding to someone who listed the different basic channels that D* and E* carries.

    Extrapolating his post (my own doing now), I do, as I said, believe this is what has become a problem with DirecTV over the past four years as it relates to, at least, HD. There are numerous legitimate reasons why many would choose them over every other television service. Yet they feel the need to convince people they are the best in everything, which has lead some posters to feel they were lied to in the promotion for the last 2 satellite launches and much of the hostility directed at DirecTV.

    I believe the poster I originally disagreed with sincerely believed what he wrote and felt it necessary to post that channels like YES should be included in the list he quoted, but that's part of the problem.
     
  14. Worn

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    I'm considering switching to Dish for the discounted price and bundle savings with my phone/Internet provider. I currently have 2 HR24's and have been offered a third for free, or to pay $150 for the HMC, also Directv has offered a $10 discount for two years. I like Directv, but don't want to pay for the NFL Sunday ticket, just the red zone channel, which I can get wish Dish. Also, I would save a substantial amount with Dish's first year pricing and my bundle savings.
    Has anyone else been in this situation, and is there a way I can get an even better deal from Directv for staying? Also, if I get the HMC, would that give me the ability to record up to 9 shows at once, or is the satellite limited to a certain amount. Thanks for any response.
     
  15. Mike Bertelson

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    Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

    The limitation in tuners isn’t with the satellite but rather with the multi-switch.

    If you get the HR34 you’d need a SWiM16 (Single Wire Multi-Switch). This would allow for the use of up to 16 tuners so yes, you’d actually be able to record up to 9 shows at once.

    Mike
     
  16. SPACEMAKER

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    I am a Premier sub who enjoys the special Golf channels during majors and I watch NASCAR Hotpass 36 races per year. i also enjoy DirecTV's superior picture quality. For me, a switch to Dish would be a major step down.
     
  17. palmgrower

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    My father has Dish, I have Directv, I like mine for the sports available (MLB Extra Innings, NFL Sunday Ticket, Sports Package etc), he likes his for the price and doesn't watch sports.
    To each his own.
     
  18. P Smith

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    You should get both simultaneously on same TV [side pictures] to see if your statement is true. Actually the word "superior" doesn't applicable here at all.
    So, the second sentence is overstated by fact-less first one.
     
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    Here the word "major" is a major understatement, and I dont even like golf. I just saw the word "Premier".
     
  20. wahooq

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    Dont wake up in a roadside ditch!
     

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