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I made a mistake

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Kichigai, Feb 21, 2008.

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  1. Kichigai

    Kichigai AllStar

    Mar 21, 2006
    Well, as I mentioned earlier this week, I was going to end my service with D* and go with cable.

    Oh heck, was that a mistake. I got cable installed today and man does it suck. I still have my old R-15 hooked up and going and I am going to keep it that way if I can't find a way to do somethings on the cable guide. My biggest irk is having to look at the channels I don't have or don't want on the menu.

    I would have never thought I would have missed D* that much but I will be darned if I was wrong. I am going to beg and plea with my wife to allow me to get HD D* even if I have to give up my cable modem.

    Geez, I feel like an idiot.

  2. gphvid

    gphvid Godfather

    Jun 19, 2007
    Certainly there must be some sort of trial period where if you are not happy, they remove the install. I think that is with every service and I believe D* has it as well. Check the paperwork.
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Not true. DirecTV does not have any kind of trial period. You can cancel your service with no penalty as long as you do so before it is installed. Once installed you are commited to them for the length you signed up (usually 18 or 24 months). Some states allow a 3 day period after a contract is signed for a buyer to cancel it, but that is on a state by state basis.

    - Merg
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    LoL...I feel your pain. We left Directv for a year, because at the time our locals weren't HD and the Directv HD Tivo was $1000. That was a rough year with cable.
  5. MLBurks

    MLBurks Icon

    Dec 16, 2005
    Been there, done that. I definitely feel your pain. I think that I was with Charter for about a month. Unless Pee Wee Herman buys D* and puts it in the crapper, I'll never leave D* again.
  6. cosmo115

    cosmo115 AllStar

    Feb 7, 2008
    I tried Dish Network for maybe 5 days many years ago. Then when I went back to DirecTV they offered me free receivers, free movie channels and like $30 off a month for a year to come back (which I was going to do anyway). Plus I was able to sell the Dish Network dish on eBay for around $120. :cool:

    On top of that the H cards (anyone remember these?) were hot at that time and I was able to sell those from my old receivers for like $300 or $400 each. :eek:
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I would definitely see if you're on any sort of time commitment with the cable company.
  8. mauijiminar

    mauijiminar Godfather

    Oct 11, 2007
    I had DISH begging me to come back. Said they would even buy out my contract with Directv. I love Directv and I will NEVER leave. I do want my locals in HD though!!
  9. gregjones

    gregjones Hall Of Fame

    Sep 20, 2007
    I feel your pain. I refused to pay for a DirecTiVo when they came out. I left DirecTV and went with cable for a few years to get an HD DVR that was reasonable. One of my biggest gripes was the guide. I have two young kids and the guide offered no way to remove channels from the guide. The local cable company puts all of the PPV and porn channels between the SD digital and HD channels. So you are constantly having to scroll through all of these obnoxious titles to tune to something your kids enjoy watching.

    Just before the new HD channels were launched, I returned to DirecTV. I dumped the cable modem and went with DSL. I am glad not to pay the local cable company a dime ever again.
  10. Directvlover

    Directvlover Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    I would love to do that too...except right now we get our phone and internet through them, as they currently have the fastest internet (8mbps) and cheapest digital phone. If someone else were to offer comparable internet and phone i'd drop the cable company completely.

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

    Dec 11, 2007
    Mason, MI
    Just keep your Cable intnernet and get D*. That's what I do.
  12. Shield

    Shield Legend

    Dec 24, 2007
    Me too!
  13. maonstad

    maonstad Mentor

    Jul 13, 2007
    Same here...
  14. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
  15. convem24

    convem24 Icon

    Mar 11, 2007
    +1, that is what I am doing right now. My landlord gets a free deal for cable internet (which is another story all together). My D* installer had to run new lines anyway so we could keep the high speed internet.
  16. ktk0117

    ktk0117 Legend

    Nov 27, 2006
    HHMMM, not sure, when I got D* in Nov. 05, I was told several times that I could cancel within 30 days with no contract obligation. I used that to my advantage when that POS H20 gave me nothing but headaches so I could get a free HR20. Not only did I use it, but when I called to complain, they mentioned many times that if I was not happy, I still in my 30 day pocket to cancel without me mentioning a thing.

    And when I did a referral last Oct. 07, they told the new people that that had the same option when they called to complain about something.

    Now has it changed since then?
  17. TigersFanJJ

    TigersFanJJ Hall Of Fame

    Feb 17, 2006
    That was something Directv did for a very brief amount of time (couple of months). The commitment is now from day 1 or as Merg said, day 4 in some states.
  18. curt8403

    curt8403 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 27, 2007
    Every new customer technically has 3 days (including the day of install)
    this is FTC law
  19. ktk0117

    ktk0117 Legend

    Nov 27, 2006
    If that's the case, how come is was done in 2005 and 2007? Couple months? And after I made my original reply, I asked my sister about her account, and in May 2006, she was told the same thing, 30 days. So for 3 different years it was happening, so do they offer this for a couple months every year?

    My state says all contracts have 3 days.
  20. dodge boy

    dodge boy R.I.P. Chris Henry

    Mar 31, 2006
    I tell everyone threatening to do this, I did it and suspended my D* account.... 5 days later I dropped the Cable equipment off and got a total refund of all charges....
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