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Returning to Directv after a year with Spectrum

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by narrod, Aug 8, 2018 at 8:32 PM.

  1. narrod

    narrod Godfather

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    Placed an order for a Genie and 5 minis to be installed on August 16th. It took me several tries to get to an AT&T rep. First number I called sent me to a reseller offering a dozen different providers. Asked for a direct number and ended up there again. Finally got to retention and placed the order. Brought back memories of one of the reasons I left a year ago. :)
     
  2. DR2420

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    I take it your Spectrum price went up? Usually they won't do anything about it, either. I had Spectrum as well a month ago, now I'm with DIRECTV. Spectrum just is lacking on the TV side in my opinion. The receivers/DVR's are so outdated/ancient. The picture quality on Spectrum was alright, not great. I placed my order on directv.com, I prefer ordering it directly through the provider, that way I can see everything I am getting right on the screen and I had no issues placing it.
     
  3. CTJon

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    Because I moved I had to go from DirecTV to Spectrum and you folks don't know how lucky you are - sure DirecTV is expensive but it is a much better and easier to use product even with new GUI than what I have now.
     
  4. narrod

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    I'm actually paying more because I'm keeping Spectrum 200meg internet. AT&T can only provide 25meg at my address. I like the 6 channel DVRs they have and their Demand. I don't like the picture quality and the like of whole home tips the scales. I gave it a year and don't seen any improvements in the near term.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2018 at 8:37 PM
  5. narrod

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    If I lived alone I would go OTA and streaming so I could drop all the bloodsuckers. My wife and grand kids gave that a big NO so I'm going back. I was with them for 17 years before the switch.
     
  6. DR2420

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    We don't have the World Box here or whatever it is called, if that is what you are referring to with Spectrum.
     
  7. ericknolls

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    Call 1 800 531 5000. It is their national number. Welcome back. DIRECTV is not perfect but you will like the experience. I have been with them since 2007. They have some flaws like other television providers but I learned to live with them.

    Sent from my XT1609 using Tapatalk
     
  8. narrod

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    No cloud dvr. Three separate 6 tuner dvrs that allow 18 simultaneous programs but they can't be shared like whole home.
     
  9. narrod

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    I was with them from 1999 until 2017 as they went from the best to just another provider. I agree with you and that's why I'm returning. There is no better choice.
     
  10. Rich

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    Agreed.

    Rich
     
  11. CTJon

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    Some places, like here in Maine, as of a month ago Spectrum was only offering 2 tuner DVR's and no whole home. Hard to believe in this day and age. If you had service already from TWC - you can keep your whole home but not for new people.
     
  12. DR2420

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    That's what Spectrum offers here right now.. 2 tuner DVR, no whole home.
     

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