What does E* have that D* doesn't?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by -Draino-, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 #121 of 135
    Hoosier205

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    We get it. Just because you can't see the obvious differences...it isn't important. Ignorance is bliss. Go back and troll your own threads.
     
  2. Jul 1, 2010 #122 of 135
    Mike Greer

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    How many years did you pay DirecTV for their HD-Lite?

    Did you defend Dish Network with such passion when they had 'Real' HD and DirecTV didn't?

    DirecTV still screws with the bandwidth by multiplexing and there have been problems with their encoders for years now. Lots of troubles.

    Just saying if you are going to beat up on Dish Network for their 'Quality' then let's not ignore DirecTV's quality problems.

    Both providers have their advantages and disadvantages.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2010 #123 of 135
    lparsons21

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    Thank you for your invitation to out of this discussion. But then, you'd have to quit coming to the Dish discussions with your signature admitted, trolling... :)
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 #124 of 135
    Tulsacoker

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    There's also a number of national channels on D* not on E* i.e. Disney, Disney XD, ABC Family, Smithsonian ;)
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 #125 of 135
    lparsons21

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    You are correct. Interestingly, there is really very little complaining about the Disney stuff not being in HD since the latest Charlie flailing excercise. Maybe because the kids don't care or the HD quality wasn't all that good from Disney to begin with. I think it is both. And ESPN News isn't in HD either, but after you get the scores, who cares? :)

    I liked the Smithsonian channel, but I'll take the 3 full time movies channels over yet another real life type channel any day. That's just personal opinion of course.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 #126 of 135
    bigbrother52

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    This is true but quite often people do not realize exactly what their looking for, or they simply are not looking for or at the right things.

    Once they are made aware of certain aspects that make up picture quality, they may no longer be able to watch that picture and not notice it.

    It's just the way the mind works. I know I have personally ruined a few peoples perfectly happy viewing experiance by pointing out things they are no longer capable of ignoring.
    These things may be inherent in their TV, or in the broadcast itself.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 #127 of 135
    lparsons21

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    I don't want you coming to my house! :)

    I'm more interested in the content of what I'm viewing, story line, acting and such, than I am interested in the latest 'gee whiz' video. And I'd bet I'm in the majority by a huge margin.
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 #128 of 135
    Tom Robertson

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    Hard to say. I've known a number of people who get shown HD who had thought they were just content people. But they sight of HD and they realize the picture and sound are important to the whole enjoyment.

    That said, I do agree that most people with their current setups won't really see a different between DIRECTV and DISH unless side by side. And probably not even then unless they are looking a bigger screens. (I won't call them "big screens--that, to me, is at least 104") :)

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 #129 of 135
    bigbrother52

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    Yeah I get alot of that.

    It used to be from my friends parents, now it is from their wifes :D
     
  10. Jul 2, 2010 #130 of 135
    mlcarson

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    The same can also be true of E*. D* offers HD locals in the Traverse City, MI DMA but E* only has the SD locals. So, D* has the better local offering.

     
  11. Jul 2, 2010 #131 of 135
    ThomasM

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    And I bet you can HEAR it without cranking the volume on the TV all the way up like you have to do when watching DirecTV SD the past 2 weeks. :mad:
     
  12. Jul 2, 2010 #132 of 135
    ThomasM

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    Actually, you don't really need the "protection" (service) plan with DirecTV to get one of the leased receivers replaced. If a leased DirecTV receiver fails, you just call in and they ship you a replacement for a $20 S & H charge. This includes the cost of shipping the broken unit back to DirecTV. If the replacement fails within 90 days, you get it replaced for free. That's really pretty fair in my opinion since it obviously costs DirecTV a lot more than $20 for this service.
     
  13. Jul 6, 2010 #133 of 135
    Mike109

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    Just for comparison sake with Comcast, and again I'm not sticking up for them. But tech's have come to my house, changed F-connectors, taken signal strength readings, etc and never cost me a dime. They have swapped DVRs 4 times in less than a year and replaced a broken underground coax. These have all been for separate problems. They have been out at least half a dozen times in about 10 months at no charge to me.

    Hopefully DirecTV has more reliable DVRs. But does a tech come out to determine if it is a bad DVR or some other problem? If so, don't they have replacement DVRs with them? If it is a bad connector or coax does the customer get charged for fixing that?
     
  14. Jul 6, 2010 #134 of 135
    Tulsacoker

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    Typically Mike D* can diagnose the problem over the phone. If they determine it's the DVR they will fedex one to you. If they determine it's the wiring or dish they will send a tech out (for a service fee). I have never had a tech out because of wiring or dish problems.
     
  15. Jul 8, 2010 #135 of 135
    levibluewa

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    Guess we can add COOKINGHD to the list.
     

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