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I love my DirecTV!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Programming' started by bryanw3535, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. upnorth

    upnorth Godfather

    Jun 21, 2006
    I see it as a very positive D11 start up the HD mpeg2 to mpeg4 conversion the migration of Sunday Ticket to mpeg4 getting more of the rsn's to full time. I know some of this does not satisfy all but it is progress to a better product and I am sure we will see more HD nationals in September.;)
  2. davidatl14

    davidatl14 Icon

    Mar 24, 2006
    DirecTV since 1994.

    Should say it all right there.:)

    Of course for it to feel like "old home week" I wish a few more disgruntled posters would talk about not having FNC HD or all 32 HBO/Showtime offerings available.


    Keep up the good work D.
  3. hdthebest

    hdthebest Godfather

    Sep 10, 2007
    Add me into the club I love D* first of all I get all my locals in HD even the independent channels. I have all my sports in HD which is a plus. Not had one problem with the DVR or the picture. Now the ESPN and TNT are in MPEG4 I am in countdown mode for the upcoming NBA season. Thanks D*. And adding more HD channels is just gravy at this point since I have all my watched channels in stunning HD.
  4. 1980ws

    1980ws Legend

    Mar 18, 2008
    Before moving to Orlando I had no reason to get rid of cable. Didn't really know anything about satellite. 4 years of BHN refusing to give me FSN, then NFLN made me switch. I should have done it as soon as I moved here. D* is great! Many times I find myself thinking "I wouldn't be able to watch this with BHN". They actually did me a favor. Never say never, but it would be tough to go back to cable from this point.
  5. Dolly

    Dolly Hall Of Fame

    Jan 30, 2007
    My husband and I have been with D* since 1995. Back in the days when you bought the equipment. My husband installed ours himself. We have never looked back. Add us to the list that loves D* :heart:
  6. barryb

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    I have been a Directv customer for many years now. My friends who come over switch over once they see the amount of programming and the picture quality.
  7. sdicomp

    sdicomp Godfather

    Sep 12, 2006
    My second time with D*(first time leaving because I moved). Both times I left Charter.

    D* RULES!!
  8. mhking

    mhking Legend

    Oct 27, 2002
    Been with DirecTV for five years now, and love it -- came from Comcast and am not looking back....
  9. Paul A

    Paul A Godfather

    Jul 12, 2007
    I'm down with D*

    Da Bomb!
  10. bryanw3535

    bryanw3535 Legend

    Aug 1, 2008
    Yeah my friend just yesterday was watching me scroll through the guide and said "Man, you have a lot of channels"
  11. wolverine318

    wolverine318 AllStar

    Oct 17, 2007
    I completely agree with you. I just got D* on tuesday with the ST deal. I came from comcast and their poor service and customer service. I love the channels I get with Dtv and the sports tier. The picture is much better on D* than comcast. The HD-DVR is better too with much better guide and DVR software.

    Comcast completely left me pissed off when they tried to hard sell me their stupid tv/internet/phone package when I was canceling. Seriously, if I already was signed up for a two year commitment with D* what good would a new tv package do me. I know its the CSR jobs at comcast to sell crap to the callers, but seriously if someone tells you that they just had D* installed they are not going to fall for your tv package sells. Then the comcast CSR flat out lies to me when they say they have more HD channels. :lol: I have both the D* and comcast channel lineups at my disposal and I can tell they are using fuzzy math in their calculation of total HD channel lineups. I find it laughable they count each of their on HD demand shows as a separate HD channel. Then the idiot CSR gives me the usual weather claim, which is only true if the dish is not aligned properly, which mine is (all transponders 90 or above).

    So far my experience with D* CSR's has been nothing but pleasant. They don't do a hard sell like comcast or lie to me. Even the D* tech that installed my system was extremely pleasant. I understand I had a difficult install with my apartment and all of the dumb restrictions the property manager had. The tech was very helpful and he did receive a nice tip on his way out for all of his hard work. I have never done this with comcast techs as they are often late and do a half ass job.

    I refuse to support the monopoly comcast has.
  12. FriscoJohnny

    FriscoJohnny AllStar

    May 6, 2007
    After my (then) fiance and I bought our first home back in the summer of 2000, I went out and bought my first D* system. I have been with them ever since. Back then, we had the big four locals here in DFW and that was it. Back then, I thought it was cool how you could get Dolby Digital on HBO and some PPV.

    I briefly hooked up Comcast back in 2005 to see what their offering was like. Canceled in less than 60 days. The PQ was bad and I had many signal breakups on their HDs.
  13. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    I installed directv for my dad at his place in the Michigan UP, far form cable and anything else. My wife and I were so blown away by the picture compared to our cable we switched later that year(1996). We will never go back!!
  14. tim99

    tim99 Legend

    Sep 14, 2007
    For those of us in distant rural environments its amazingly cool to have this kind of technology and # of choices. For us its pretty much satellite or nothing. The evolution of DBS systems has been a godsend.
  15. paulman182

    paulman182 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 4, 2006
    Everyone around here either has satellite TV, or wants it, and since Dish recently moved our locals to a satellite that is behind the hills for many people, DirecTV is definitely the way to go.

    I have had both, now back with DirecTV since 2006, and am very happy.

    I do get occasional rainfade lasting a few minutes. My friend's cable outages last 2-3 days.
  16. bryanw3535

    bryanw3535 Legend

    Aug 1, 2008
    Now I feel bad... I had an awesome installer and didn't leave a tip.

    Do people usually tip? How much?
  17. mitoca

    mitoca AllStar

    May 31, 2006
    I've been with D* since '98. Went to cable briefly after moving in '04 due to packaged internet, but my wife complained so much (both technical problems and channel selection) that we went back to D* after a few months. I've also set it up at my parents summer home in northern Michigan. My dad liked it so much he bought himself a system at their winter place in Arizona. He hates cable co's so much now he suffers through dial-up instead of getting cable internet (I drew the line there - still get the internet through cable).
    Overall I don't think you can beat it since D10's rollout last year. Though I'm getting a bit too much rain fade, so I think I need to get my dish peaked soon. The window washers bumped it a couple of months ago & I was in a hurry & didn't try to optimize the signal too much. Can probably change how it is peaked now without the need for 119 or 110.
  18. wolverine318

    wolverine318 AllStar

    Oct 17, 2007
    He went above and beyond, especially digging a post mount in 90 degree weather and dealing with my anal apartment front office. I also felt bad when he got a call at the end of his install saying his next appointment was canceled. I gave him $20 for his troubles and his hard work.

    i also still have cable internet. I refuse to suffer through dial up and my last experience (last year) with DSL was not that great. I regularly maxed out bandwidth of the dsl connection by playing world of warcraft, yes I am a huge nerd...).
  19. nn8l

    nn8l Legend

    Sep 7, 2007
    My friends often want to know why I have satellite instead of cable. When you tell them pq, channel selection, minimal outages, etc. it never makes sense to them. This morning I was talking to a couple of my friends about the Jets/Giants game. One of them asked where I saw the game and I answered, 'On the NFL Network.... which is one of the reasons I have D*'. I live in a very small town with just over 9,000 population. Its nice to have the same channel selection of the big markets instead of living with what Charter wants me to have.
  20. pbg

    pbg Godfather

    Oct 11, 2007
    Agreed – when we moved from the city to a fairly remote part of WA state 3 years ago we hooked up with Direct TV. Satellite is the only option here, and I can’t tell you how pleased we've been. Installer / techs have a 170 mile round trip jaunt to our place, and the few times we’ve needed them they’ve always been here the next day. It still blows me away that I can see my Bears / Blackhawks / Cubbies / and Bulls while living out in BFE in glorious HD. What a great service!

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