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Just switched to DISH after 22 years with DIRECTV

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by drumdude, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. drumdude

    drumdude Cool Member

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    I just switched to DISH after 22 years with DIRECTV. So far the Hopper 3 is great! There were a number of reasons I switched. Anyone else have any?

    1. When HD TV came along DIRECTV discontinued their TiVO DVR's and forced customers to switch to their proprietary DVR (the Genie).
    2. Later when TiVO was offered, it was a watered down TiVO without whole home DVR. This insured it would not compete with the Genie.
    3. DISH and TiVO DVR's offer advanced technology but it seems lately that Genie is no longer cutting edge.
    4. AT&T purchased DIRECTV and immediately eliminated any discounts. My monthly bill, with no premium channels, went up to over $150 a month.
    5. AT&T customer service was poor. Difficult to get to the correct department. Who was I was talking to? AT&T Mobility, U-Verse, or DIRECTV?
    6. The final straw. AT&T pushed out a software update for Genie with a rebranded interface. There were lots of graphics which made menu's slow to load.
     
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  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    so, how you satisfied with UHD/4K programs now ? does it show HDR UHD ? or better - HLG UHD events ?
     
  3. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    The Hopper3 does UHD with HDR seamlessly, albeit limited programming. The Olympic and World Cup broadcasts work with my basic Samsung HDR set.
     
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

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    Enjoy your New Service
     
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  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    does dish skip HLG support this time ? while DTV using it for most of UHD events
     
  6. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    I don't know the answer, but isn't the source video the same for both Dish and DirecTV? There don't appear to be any HDR/HLG issues on the Dish broadcast.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    only if you have full evidence, like Info from your TV supporting HLG HDR
     
  8. patmurphey

    patmurphey Godfather

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    You misunderstand, I make no claim other than Dish requires HDR to see the broadcast and it works on my TV, several years old and a lower level model that only asserts HDR support.
     
  9. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    I got it, but still don't know if HLG video providing by dish
     
  10. jhsanchez

    jhsanchez Legend

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    I really don't know why I should give a crap.
     
  11. speedy4022

    speedy4022 Legend

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    I switched afters years with Directv because at&t destroyed Directv.
     
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  12. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

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    One disappointment with Dish for me is they seem to have fewer premium channels in HD.
     
  13. drumdude

    drumdude Cool Member

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    I had not noticed fewer HD channels but I have "America’s Top 250".
     
  14. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

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    Obviously I did not emphasize "premium channels" eg. Starz, Encore, Showtime, Cinemax, correctly.
     

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