The "new" Directv

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MrDad0330, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. MrDad0330

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    So he may be legit?
     
  2. MrDad0330

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    You feel he is legit?
     
  3. MrDad0330

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    95%
     
  4. texasbrit

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    Highly unlikely. I think this is a complete scam.
     
  5. Rich

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    Yup!

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  6. crodrules

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    This is consistent with what happened to me when I signed back up for Directv using the regular 1-800-531-5000 number. If your discounts / promotion requires auto-pay, they place a "hold" of $1 on the card that you set up to make the auto-pay payments. The $1 is never actually charged to your account. It just shows up as a pending transaction until it is removed 5 to 7 days later. In the meantime, until the "hold" is removed, your available credit (or available bank balance) is reduced by $1, but like I said, the transaction of $1 will never show up on your bill or bank statement.
     
  7. inkahauts

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    Yeah I believe its real, I just think it’s an outside sales company doing it...
     
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  8. trh

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    Yes, but with the outside sales companies like those in big-box stores, they have a lot of false information and sometimes even pricing.

    If you're interested in getting DIRECTV, call DIRECTV at their number.
     
  9. MysteryMan

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    I agree. Why go through a third party when you can go directly to the source?
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Yep, totally agree!
     
  11. 1953

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    I agree that your great deal is through a middle man. I would never deal with resellers. If still interest determine how long those special rates apply? Ask them what your costs will be once the discount period is over.
     
  12. MrDad0330

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    Well, if D is using outside market firms, then thats even less reason I want to return. I agree, if i do return, it wont be for another 18 months when my discounts end with BRC.
    I am totally happy with this cable company. The Tivo Dream is on par with Genie. The ONLY reason to draw me back could be no 4K with BRC and a great initial offer.
    To date, in the six months with BRC, i had zero outages.
    Thanks again for all your comments. I do have fun with D or marketing callers since, because of you all, I know more about D than they do..haha.
     
  13. Rich

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    18 months from now D* might have enough 4K content to justify switching, but your cable company might have it by then too.

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  14. MrDad0330

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    Rich, thats so true. Time will tell. The problem with 4k is that all my LED TVs are working fine and I just cant justify moving to 4K. It is tempting though.
     
  15. Rich

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    I went thru that too, I had 10 plasma TVs and loved them. Thought the 4K hype was BS. I was wrong, you get a good 4K set and I think you'll agree, the 4Ks are just better than the 1080p sets. I am constantly stunned by the PQ on both my Series 8 Samsungs. My son has a year old 1080p LG set and he's saving for a 4K Sammy.

    BTW, I have no D* 4K equipment. I don't deliberately choose 4K content on NF or AP and if I do happen to watch 4K content I really don't see any difference between the 4K content and 1080p upscaled to 2160p content.

    Rich
     
  16. MrDad0330

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    Rich,
    Thanks for your comments on 4K. I have one Vizio 43" 4K in my living room and Ill agree standard 1080 upscales to 2160 looks great. I have watched some Amazon and Netflix pure 4k streamed and it is def amazing. Like you, I love the Samsung brand. I have a 52" i bought from Circuit City just months before they closed. I forget what series it is but its been great.
    I just cant see me buying 4k in my family room where I have it along with my home theater. Also, being 52", its just too big to move to the living room so I think ill wait. Not sure the life of a 10 yr old Samsung is but Ive never had a problem with it. For the picture upgrade, I'm not sure Id take the plunge BUT with that said.... Im looking down the road for OLED and just let the price drop in the next coming years. I paid $2300 for my Samsung and look what that cost now..ugh.
    One comment I will say about the 43" Vizio, it is the first back lighted LED I've had and I'm not sure I like the cooler appearance of it. I cant seem to get it to look more warm. I also have a Sanyo 39"LED in my bedroom and I feel the same way plus I feel the quality drops off at angles. From what Ive heard, the new OLED product out now isn't as bright as back lighted LED, LCD sets are.

    Frank
     
  17. Rich

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    Problem with the Samsungs is getting one that works out of the box. I tried two Series 6 sets and gave up and went for a more expensive Series 8 set. That did work well out of the box. Bought another one last winter and it works better than the first. Seems like you can never be sure what you're buying.

    I've looked at the Vizios and what I've seen in the stores is a dimmer picture than the Sammys sitting side by side playing the same loop. Might be a settings adjustment that's needed but it seems to happen in every display I see.

    Rich
     
  18. slice1900

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    OLED is not as bright so you might not want it in a room where you get a lot of sunlight, but you lose the biggest advantage OLED has over LCD/LED - perfect blacks and far better contrast - when you watch in a bright room anyway.
     
  19. MrDad0330

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    Yep I heard that. My Home Theater room (my family room) has two windows facing North and one East so its the darkest room in the house... That works for OLED. But I feel that's a few years out for me. By that time, they probably will have improved
     
  20. Delroy E Walleye

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    Modern OLED is plenty bright. Bright enough to be uncomfortable at times.

    No problems with a well-lit room, either (could be because the screen reflects very little).

    As long as it's in their budget, I wouldn't try to talk anyone out of getting one for that reason (there may be others, though).

    I definitely agree with Rich as far as streaming 4k not looking all that much better than 1080p.

    However, pop a UHD disk into a UHD player and you're looking at a another level of TV. Made me want to upgrade my DirecTV to 4k immediately.

    Unfortunately, there just isn't enough content. Give me at least a Travel Channel, an HDNET and maybe a couple of premiums and I'll be there (like the old 10CH days of DirecTV HD - remember those?).
     

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