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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. DeathRowsFinest2g

    DeathRowsFinest2g Mentor

    Sep 13, 2007
    I just wish we had Telemundo HD, G4TV HD and Howard TV. :(
  2. wahooq

    wahooq New Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Tulsa, OK
    +1 DOGTV
  3. domingos35

    domingos35 Icon

    Jan 11, 2006
    u keep telling that to yourself:rolleyes:
  4. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    I am about 6 weeks into my new Dish contract after spending several years with DirecTV.
    So far, the Hopper/Joey system has been 99.9% flawless, as compared to my DirecTV setup, which was 60% annoying and maddening.

    Let me put it this way. If DirecTV offered free everything for year, if I went back to the HR20-700, I would flatly turn them down. Life's too short to deal with crappy equipment.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    How many times are you going to repeat this mantra?

    Sorry it didn't work out for you, but my similar unit has been O.K.
  6. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    As many times as I see fit.
    There's no limit on expressing one's satisfaction with switching providers, just like there's no limit on how many times fanboys can jump me for doing so.
  7. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Ever think of changing your user name to "Same Old Song"? :sure:
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sorry, but Dish is never going to be better then Directv.
    I've had both, and cable , Cable is better then dish.

    A Provider that gave up on Sports in the Greater NY DMA is never going to be a threat to anyone. Anyone who had dish in the past knows they Drop channels just as fast as they add them.

    The fact that they are at 14 Million customers AGAIN doesn"t show much growth in the past 3 years. Thats with their Blockbuster non sence and poor excuse for a whole home DVR.
    Equipment Fees that are through the roof.
    I can't even find a setup with Dish that wouldn't cost me $40 in fees per month to suit my needs that Direct tv can provide for Half that.
  9. Marlin Guy

    Marlin Guy Hall Of Fame

    Apr 8, 2009
    Every time you troll one of my posts an angel gets his wings. :lol:

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Nice try, troll.
  11. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    You do realize you are one of them? Just for a different provider? I saw all kinds of issues with the Hopper/Joey, so for many its not 99.9% flawless. And for me, my HMC and HR22 have been 99.9% flawless, despite others having issues. So I guess we are both lucky.
  12. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

    Dec 21, 2006
    It's nice to watch a recording and skip all the ads without touching the remote - just implemented on the Hopper for prime time network shows.
  13. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    ...if you watch the recording within 24 hours. Big deal.... Pressing a button a few times isn't that big of a deal.
  14. bidger

    bidger Hall Of Fame

    Nov 19, 2005
    "Breaking Bad" Season 5 starts on AMC in July. By all accounts AMC will be gone from the DISH channel lineup by that time. One more reason they can't be my provider for the foreseeable future.
  15. billsharpe

    billsharpe Hall Of Fame

    Jan 25, 2007
    Let's see. A one-hour show with four commercial breaks of two minutes each. That's 16 presses to skip or four presses of slip while watching the commercials during fast-forward.

    Automatic commercial skip, if it really works, is indeed a big deal.
  16. tonyd79

    tonyd79 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 24, 2006
    Columbia, MD
    It is but it is extremely limited both in terms of what shows it does and the timeframe that it does it in. Nice if you already have the system but not a feature worth buying in for.
  17. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Our society has become THAT lazy where not pressing a button on a remote to FFW is a big deal? :rolleyes: You also must watch the show within the first 24 hours of recording...which is ok if you watch stuff quickly. I currently have around 35 series links & only about 3 I watch within a day.

    BTW, your numbers are incorrect. A 1 hr show is almost always about 42 minutes of show and 18 for commercials.
  18. TheRatPatrol

    TheRatPatrol Hall Of Fame

    Oct 1, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Yup :lol:

    I still remember the day when we had to RW and FF video and audio tapes.

    Just wait until the day when we have to pay an extra fee to FF through commercials.
  19. Jaspear

    Jaspear Godfather

    May 16, 2004
    Completely false. The auto-hop feature is available after 1 AM each night and remains available for the entire eight days the program stays in the PTAT list. Auto-hop also remains with the program if you transfer it to your list and stays active until you delete the program.

    It is a big deal.
  20. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    I'm wrong and misinterpreted the feature. Disregard my previous criticism, except about people being that lazy. ;)

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