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New Dish Network Ad touts 2x guide speed performance compared to DirecTV receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Tom Servo, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 #81 of 125
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    That's because in the grand scheme of things, they aren't that many less on D*, and they all show the same crap over and over anyway.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 #82 of 125
    RAD

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    Because I can rent a movie at Netflix before it shows up on either DBS or cable cheaper then paying monthly for the premium channels.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2009 #83 of 125
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    let's see how guide speed is after the latest NR gets rolled out.

    gotta be more than coincidence that it's coming out now, don'tcha think? ;]
     
  4. Oct 25, 2009 #84 of 125
    Scott Corbett

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    Please define "crap".
     
  5. Oct 25, 2009 #85 of 125
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    How about the same movie that's been on 15 times all month. HBO 8 the Ocho doesn't really gain a whole lot over just 2 or 3 HBO's. Besides the fact that Netflix or Blockbuster is cheaper.

    Anyway, as to the actual advertising, I don't know anybody that chooses a provider based on guide speed. This is Dish getting really desperate. Most people choose a provider based on price and the channels they carry and nothing more. The amount of people swayed by guide speed isn't even enough to count. But I guess when your sub counts have been nosediving for months that any tic up is a good thing. :lol:
     
  6. Oct 25, 2009 #86 of 125
    Scott Corbett

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    That's not "crap", that is convenience for people who do not have DVRs.

    In your opinion, what is programming that is not "crap"?

    BTW, I will be suspending my account very shortly. I will depend on Netflix until the fate of D12 is known, even though Netflix is a lot more expensive per movie (not cheaper).
     
  7. Oct 25, 2009 #87 of 125
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    Mirror's my thoughts. If the E box is twice as fast as the D box, that's still unacceptably slow! My HR is so slow, I've developed new and imaginative curse words as a result of trying to use it. Guide speed will be at the TOP of my list when my contract is over in April.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2009 #88 of 125
    bonscott87

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    Who doesn't have a DVR nowadays? ;)

    As for cost of Netflix. I guess it's how many movies you watch. For the price of just HBO you can get 3 out at a time unlimited per month. You can easily do 15+ movies a month with that. If you add even one more movie channel you are in the 5+ out at a time unlimited plan. I applaud you if you can watch more movies then that per month to actually make the movie channels worth it (besides the fact they only show the movies they want to show you, with Netflix you see the movies you want to see). :D

    Good luck! There is no "correct" answer, only what is right for you.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2009 #89 of 125
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    Keep in mind that on the VIP622/722/722K the second TV can be displaying a different program than the first TV and that setting that timer on TV2 won't obscure the screen on TV1 as it would on a Hrxx series.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2009 #90 of 125
    Scott Corbett

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    I think there are millions of D* subscribers without DVRs, although I do not have the numbers to prove it.

    With my 3 out unlimited Netflix plan, I find that I can watch only about 12 per month before they start delaying shipment. That is about $2 each (with BD ), far more expensive than D* each.

    Did you miss the question about was is not "crap".
     
  11. Oct 25, 2009 #91 of 125
    TBoneit

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    It is great that you like sports enough to spend for it. Plus lucky you to live in a time when all kinds of sports can be watched. I remember a time when if it wasn't on the three networks or maybe a independent station you didn't watch it.

    For many extra cost sports is a non starter. I include mysel in that BTW.
     
  12. Oct 25, 2009 #92 of 125
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    Guide speed and capacity is important to me as well as speed. That is why I no longer have D*.

    I have fast searches as well as a fast guide. I'm set for 3 hours of 7 channels on my guide, 9 channels by 3 hours without live video playing in one corner. Everytime I'm on a SD set that shows 1.5 hours and 4 or 5 channels I hate it. If it were slow it'd be even worse. I still remember the really slow searches on the Two RCA boxes.

    I wonder why E* doesn't tout more SD & HD premium channels ? That's more important many than sports. I'm Currently on the free HBO & Showtime for 3 months & Cinemax for a penny deals.

    I suspect that disk thrashing I've been hearing about is somehow related to the way they implemented DLB.

    I gather that many are getting free external drive support to back up their programs if they do need to swap the DVR. D* is free but tied to the DVR compared to E* tied to the account. BTW as a nice feature the learning remote from E* can back up timers and suce before a swap on one model with more models to come AFAIK. What a neat feature. Imagine how much more usable multiple drives would be on the HRxx series if you didn't have to recreate everything when you swap the external drive.

    I've always wondered how long it takes for a hrxx to find all the future showings when you set a timer. On the VIP series it happens right away.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2009 #93 of 125
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    Sports rules !! movies blow.
     
  14. Oct 25, 2009 #94 of 125
    Scott Corbett

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    That's why I am leaving D*.
     
  15. Oct 25, 2009 #95 of 125
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    Goodbye.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2009 #96 of 125
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    Best of luck. You have to do what is best for you.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2009 #97 of 125
    harsh

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    From the available statistics, at least 40% of DIRECTV subscribers.
     
  18. Oct 26, 2009 #98 of 125
    Scott Corbett

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    I am leaving D*, I am not leaving here.
    I am suspending first, then I will look at what D* does with D12 to make my final decision.
     
  19. Oct 26, 2009 #99 of 125
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    Ah, my bad.

    Smart move suspending first, and not canceling right away.
     
  20. RCY

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    How is the user interface with your Dish DVR? My only experience with Dish has been some of their receivers, which I thought were terrible. (As far as the remote and UI were concerned) Of course, these were recievers in vacation properties, which may have been pretty old.
     

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