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Leaving AT&T for DirecTV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by chrisjmccord, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Jan 18, 2013 #81 of 165
    chrisjmccord

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    I asked to add it and was denied, so good luck with all this.
     
  2. Jan 18, 2013 #82 of 165
    brett_the_bomb

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    I'm in no way acting as a rep for dtv, but I can promise that it can be ordered. Its listed as 2013 season for the same price as this season and I'm sure it fooled the agents you spoke with since it has never been the same price 2 yrs in a row. Also dtv didn't make a big announcement that it was available. Try to add it online. I'm not trying to make a stink about it but I verified it at work today.

    Also if you have it this season it may not show the offer as it should auto renew.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2013 #83 of 165
    brett_the_bomb

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    screenshot of my dads online account.

    i dont really like being accused of spreading false info.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2013 #84 of 165
    Hoosier205

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    You are absolutely correct. I have never seen this before and could not see it when I first checked their website for it. My apologies.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 #85 of 165
    Diana C

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    I'm no Sunday Ticket expert, but the description on that "2013 Sunday Ticket" says "every 2012" game on your computer. What good is that, if it was first offered for sale on January 15th?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 #86 of 165
    HinterXGames

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    Because it gives the opportunity for people who want to pay it off early in the year, the ability to do so, instead of during the fall and holiday season, when people may not have as much cash available.
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    People can also add with a one time payment during tax time. It is just an opportunity for people in situations who want to pay it off early in the year, instead of the fall, to do so.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2013 #87 of 165
    Diana C

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    But, if you are buying it in 2013, why would it include games that were broadcast in 2012, BEFORE you could even buy it?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 #88 of 165
    HinterXGames

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    I'd say that is just a situation of the verbiage not being fully updated on the website. Adding now though would cover the games for this coming fall, not the season that just ended.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 #89 of 165
    goinsleeper

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    +1 for the verbiage call.


    If you want to get the early bird special or any other possible offers later in the year and paying for it then is not an issue, I would hold off for now.

    Makes me sad to think we have to wait 9 months for the next season. :(
     
  10. Jan 19, 2013 #90 of 165
    JoeTheDragon

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    typo / some one did not change all of the 2012's to 2013's.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2013 #91 of 165
    DeeZee

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    Actually what you are currently on 24mbps is faster then both a t1 1.5mbps and a t3 is about 4.5mbps. So a move to COX would be just that much faster.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2013 #92 of 165
    DeeZee

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    Well the Genie (maybe other receivers) have Pandora radio app built into it for music. Plus you have all the Sonic Music channels.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2013 #93 of 165
    chrisjmccord

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    I'm confused with what you are saying here, are you saying my Mbps or mbps verbiage is wrong? Because we all know AT&T and COX are not faster than a T1 or T3.

    So AT&T is 24Mbps down, which I can only get to 22Mbps, and Cox is 55Mbps.
    Both not as fast as a T1 at 1.5mbps or t3 at 4.5mbps, which is a lot faster than the Mbps.

    So I had some technical typos...
     
  14. Jan 20, 2013 #94 of 165
    chrisjmccord

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    I'm still on the fence, I really wished I could see DTV in person on a nice LED screen like mine and check it out. Thats what I want to do. I'm just on this fence for going DTV or not...sucks for me to be indecisive.

    I keep walking into the living room to check out that picture I have with AT&T and its decent, I guess, you know LEDs are a bit washed out from the sides, so until I sit right down in front of it, it looks a bit off.
    I think part of me has it in my head that the DTV picture quality is going to blow me out of my seat vs. UVerse and I just don't know if thats true. I would feel a lot better if I could see one in person.
     
  15. Jan 20, 2013 #95 of 165
    dpeters11

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    I'm honestly not sure you'll be blown out of your seat. Now, I admit I've never had UVerse, but being blown out of my seat was going from SD to HD. You're not going to see that kind of difference. Part of the issue with UVerse is distance related, and what profile you get, how many HD streams you can get at once. Of course the benefit there with DirecTV is that there is no limit, all HD tuners in your setup can get HD.

    Unless UVerse's HD is like Time Warner's here. That looked like SD to me...

    You might get some benefit from a professional calibration, but the viewing angle issue is inherent. One reason I like my plasma.

    What I like about DirecTV (other than this site, which to me is a huge benefit) is on the technology side. They are fairly aggressive in adding functionality, and other than cases where new hardware is the only possible way of getting new functionality, it's added to the other boxes.

    I'd take Dettxw up on his offer. That would be the best way to see it in a real scenario.
     
  16. Jan 20, 2013 #96 of 165
    chrisjmccord

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    I totally missed Dettxw's offer to come view it, I had to scroll back and read that. I probably will have to do that to see it in real life, the only way I guess I can. :grin:
     
  17. Jan 20, 2013 #97 of 165
    dpeters11

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    It would be the best way to see it in a Residential environment, and with someone with more knowledge than just turning it on.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2013 #98 of 165
    chrisjmccord

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    Anyone know what the difference in a "custom" install and a "standard" install is with DTV, I was offered both...didn't know what you get in a custom install?
     
  19. Jan 20, 2013 #99 of 165
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    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1489/~/custom-install-charges

     
  20. chrisjmccord

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    Ok, let me ask this...my TV is setup on an inside wall in m living room, if he puts the dish on a part of my roof in the SE corner of my house, where I'm wanting it, how does the cable get from there to the TV/HR34?

    Would he not run it through my attic and down the wall where the outlets already exist? I don't think I have any "custom" work, unless running a cable into my attic and down the wall is considered that? And if it is, I guess I don't know how else they would get the cable to this spot?
     

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