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Went Back To DirecTV - Terrible Decision!

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Dood, Apr 22, 2012.

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  1. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Dood is welcome to have his opinions, even if they change day to day (or thread to thread). I hope he is able to find a service provider that meets or exceeds his expectations. Obviously neither Dish nor DirecTV do. Time to move on to cable, fiber, ota, or whatever, as it is obvious direct broadcast satellite (either major provider) is not going to be acceptable.
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    :lol::lol::lol: Good work Sigma.
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010

    Stop inserting facts into the troll fest! You're ruining the fa├žade! :nono2:

    I'd sure be fine with this thread being lowered 6 feet in.
  4. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Originally Posted by Dood
    I just had 2 VIP612 receivers installed in two secondary bedrooms. I have noticed that both are painfully slow in changing channels. It seems to take about 4 or 5 seconds.

    Is this normal? Is there a fix?


    Originally Posted by Dood
    A couple things are happening. The receiver is 2.5 years old.

    1. Sometimes its recordings are pixilated, often so bad the show is unwatchable.

    2. Sometimes it will record the shows where the picture looks to be in slow motion but the sound is fine.

    3. The skip feature rarely works. If it does skip back, it will automatically catch up to live mode.

    I am thinking the hard drive is shot. Any one have any suggestions before I call a CSR?

    Originally Posted by Dood
    I am really starting to worry about the quality of the HD DVR's.

    First my 722 went out. It was 2.5 years old so I can accept this, even though it had a ton of shows on it that were lost.

    Today I received my replacement 722. Just as I finished getting it up and running, my wife tells me the 622 in our bedroom is acting up. After a call to a CSR, it was determined that this DVR was bad. Since it was less than 6 months old, I was not happy.

    Well guess what. I went into our guestroom to check on that 622 and sure as hell it is not working correctly either.

    3 bad DVR's in less than a week? I left DirecTv because their DVR's were trash, it looks like Dish Network is following suit.

    Originally Posted by Dood
    I received 2 of the 3 replacement receivers today and both of them looked absolutely terrible. Scratched up and worn out looking. I have a $13,000 home theater set up and they send me crap that looks like it fell off the back of a truck.

    WTF is going on with Dish Network anymore?

    I called them up and they said they were refurbished to their standards, and that case nicks and imperfections were not indicative of the unit ability.

    Is there any company that gives a crap about their business model anymore?

    I'm Nominating this Post as the Best Post of the Day!!! :lol:
  5. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Ok, I don't think this thread is going anywhere so it's done.

    We need to do a better job of being civil to each other.

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