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I cancelled Directv today.

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by dslate69, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Satelliteracer

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    I've reported here several times as have others. The process is underway right now. HDUI had to be completed first, but in the not very distant future D*'s VOD for HBO will be the same as HBO Go.

    RVU client isn't rumored either. That is reality.
     
  2. raott

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    I hope that is not an inference that you guys think the HDUI is complete. I would hope the speed issues with the HDUI have not been lost on D*
     
  3. Satelliteracer

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    There will always be revisions and improvements, that is inevitable.
     
  4. HobbyTalk

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    Ouch, don't even go there! :lol:
     
  5. DawgLink

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    For a price I am sure
     
  6. dpeters11

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    How many improvements and enhancements have they actually charged for? Very few. MRV is the only one I can really think of.
     
  7. Satelliteracer

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    ??? If you mean does it require engineers, programmers, etc to make those modifications, then yes there is a price (cost) to having that development done.
     
  8. syphix

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    This thread is quickly spiraling into a dirty fight.

    Satelliteracer: glad to hear that the HBO VOD will be identical to HBO GO in the (near?) future. That changed...before it was going to only be "close"...
     
  9. DawgLink

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    I love your info and actually love DirecTV

    I think I just meant a dry joke that any improvements would come at a price increase for the consumer. Now, that comes off like me saying a better product shouldn't be priced higher but I meant that some of the "additions" by DirecTV over the last few years should have been added free of charge rather than attached with price increases, imo.
     
  10. Barry in Conyers

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    Cheaper, faster and better to do it right the first time instead of doing it over and over again.
     
  11. TBoneit

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    Now you are comparing Dishnetwork with a unsafe airline?

    Of course SD matters, there are channels in SD that are not available in HD.
     
  12. RACJ2

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    I almost never watch an SD channel, so for me the SD quality doesn't matter. On the provider comment, if they give you the content you want and the picture quality is up to par, that's all that matters.
     
  13. TBoneit

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    I do watch some SD channels for the oldies.

    Old Movies going back to silent movies.
    Old TV shows

    WSAH (NY market)
    Things I've seen family members watching on this channel.
    Roy Rogers show
    Lassie
    and other old time TV Shows.
     
  14. jdskycaster

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    What I think is hilarious is the schoolyard fighting between some of the customer's on either side. I think both companies have some strengths and some weaknesses. I am just happy there is competition in the marketplace so I always have another option to consider and prices have something to keep them in check.
     
  15. TBoneit

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    Unfortunately the competition only has a limited effect on prices. The channel providers IMO have a larger effect.

    There is no competition to keep price increases down from ESPN or Fox or other very popular channels.

    A Premium movie channel does have a ceiling on their prices. Unlike ESPN you can choose not to subscribe to them.

    For example as the contracts come up for renewal every provider will be paying a increase to FOX. There may be a advantage to one provider over the others until that lower price contract comes up for renewal, Then the advantage changes.

    eventually or maybe in the near future we may see an exodus from cable and satellite due to the programming providers greed driving up the cable and satellite company prices to their subscribers too high.

    If they were to start having to large an impact on my finances I'd have to drop the service and go to an antenna and a HTPC with capture card(s).
     
  16. cptaylor

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    Should've got an Xbox
     

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