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Tough choice coming up

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JeffBowser, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. LI-SVT

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    Jeff,

    I was in the same boat a few years ago. I went with, and sayed with cable. Even after the two year promo ended I still pay less than DirecTv plus Optimum Online. I "wish" I could still have DirecTv, but it is too expensive.
     
  2. CCarncross

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    I see not worshiping at the alter of tv...but it does sound like you do worship at the internet speed alter...I get the price, but quite truthfully you couldnt pay me to use their all share the pipe topology...
     
  3. JeffBowser

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    That's why I stuck with DSL for so long, but the 6Mbs down and 1 up no longer made up for the dedicated pipe. I need the speed, my business is software and I run from home as often as not.

     
  4. celticpride

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    Good luck on your decession, I left directv 2 and a half years ago for verizon fios.I love verizon fios with my tivo premieres and although i rarely watch sd channels the picture quality is excellent,some sd channels almost look like HD on my tv! Despite that i want to return to directv for the nba league pass,because verizon doesnt carry all the games in HD or dual feeds for every game like directv does! verrizon onlhas 5 HD feeds for nba league pass and i believe they have 9 Hd channels for the extra innings and 9HD for the CENTER ICE package!:( So unless verizon males some changes there i may go back to directv.One other thing thats nice about verizon is we get cinemax,showtime, the movie chanel,and EPIX,included with the ultimate package.
     
  5. JeffBowser

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    You know, your post reminds me that Comcast gave me 2 yrs free HBO as well. I just don't care about that, though. Should have heard the stunned silence on the other end of the line when I told the guy I had no interest in his TV, just make the table change to allow the faster internet speed and be done with it!
     
  6. PCampbell

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    You can just change every two years if low cost is what you are looking for.
     
  7. goinsleeper

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    When something sounds too good to be true...! I'm curious to know the channel difference between what you are getting from D* and what their package would offer. I get offers from Comcast as well(I do have their internet service) and it's almost always for their next-to-nothing telelvision package.
     
  8. bidger

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    Canceled DirecTV last August after one year with TWC for TV along w/ Internet. I had suspended DirecTV for 2 six month intervals with one months service between. I have a low cost TiVo HD, so the CableCard and Tuning Adapter are crucial for me too. It took the local TWC awhile to get close to DirecTV as far as HD channels, but they caught up and in certain instances offer channels DirecTV doesn't. Thing I like is that since "Later...with Jools Holland" is on Palladia, that channel is on my Digital Explorer Pak, so I don't need the HD Extra Pak DirecTV requires.

    I'd heard the doom an gloom here about going back to cable here. Didn't prove true for me.
     
  9. markrw58

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    I am jumping ship, after 16+ years with Directv, to take advantage of a great 2 year deal with Comcast for Internet and tv it is saving me just over $900 for the two years and more than doubling my Internet speed.
     
  10. Tom Robertson

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    To thems who "jump ship" (your words, not mine), I completely understand. Yet this is what keeps the market competitive in the long run. I wish everyone well and hope their choices work as expected.

    And we'll still be here. Come chat, have some laughs, and we'll compare notes. :)

    Peace,
    Tom
     
  11. JeffBowser

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    This is my point, DirecTV cannot compete with a bundle, because they cannot offer economical highspeed internet. At any rate, after more than a decade with DirecTV, low cost is obviously not my primary motive.

    While I have both I will do my best to report what I see up here, quality wise. Channel wise, TV is just not that important to me. If I lose some channels, I simply adjust and move on. As I said earlier, I am quite certain if I go about to duplicate my DirecTV setup with Comcast, the price for TV will likely be the same, BUT, Comcast will always have internet included within that price, and DirecTV can't.
     
  12. Paul Secic

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    That is too much to pay for Internet.. get a phone company for your Internet.
     
  13. Paul Secic

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    Uverse sucks around here.
     
  14. joshjr

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    Lets be honest here, most are not going to have a setup like that. Most of the time Cable DCVR's are a far cry from DirecTV's. The cable company in my town (CableOne) offers a HD DVR that holds 20 hours. Good lord that would not work for me. I probably have double that on my DVR now and that is the lowest its been in awhile. Not to mention normal Cable DVR fees are much more expensive and in some cases are a per receiver fee as well. You solution would not work for what 95% of the target audience?
     
  15. joshjr

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    Why are people so willing to change providers every 2 years? I guess I found the provider I am happy with that can provide more of my tv needs than any other provider out there. For that they get my business. I am sure I could get some of what I want cheaper somewhere else but I think I will pass. Kinds of reminds me of buying something you really want from a knockoff website you never heard of because its half the price and supposedly the same item as you are looking for. It never works out that way.
     
  16. CCarncross

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    I hope thats a rhetorical question....there's one thing you can depend on, people are cheap and they will do whatever they can to get something cheap, even spend more time than its worth to try to get something cheap. Like spend an hour to get something for $5 cheaper...my time is worth a heck of lot more than $5 hour as is most people that work for a living.
     
  17. omartinjordan

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    I think people have a different mindset including myself. I guess I remember how much cable was long ago and then see what it is now. I personally feel that if you are paying $100 or more for tv then you should get every channel they offer! People are cutting back because it's getting crazy. Everything seems to be going up except salaries!!!
     
  18. TBoneit

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    It is Good that You are happy that way.

    I want the speed. From here
    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3198654#post3198654
    I'm getting 89.77 down and 13.74 Up from the Cable company and a decent ping of 8ms

    Here is today's http://www.speedtest.net/result/2634645793.png
    Ping of 0, Up is a slight bit faster, and 85.63 down.

    It runs pretty consistent for me.

    Cheers
    TB
     
  19. 242424

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    People talking about how much their time is worth and yet having many thousand posts on an internet forum is kind of funny. lol
     
  20. goinsleeper

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    I agree but I think everyone looks at value differently. I'm willing to pay $73/mo for my internet because I use it frequently. There are others who may use it more than me but think $73 is ridiculous. I look at whether or not something is personally worth it to me before looking at costs. I feel too many people these days look at the cost before looking at the product/service then jump to their own conslusions.
     

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