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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jimmy_27320, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    I really screwed up. I switched to Time Warner Cable to save a buck.
    This one year contract can't end fast enough.
    Nothing can touch Directv.
     
  2. bixler

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    Find the closest bridge..........:hurah:
     
  3. SPACEMAKER

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    What are you disliking most about TWC?
     
  4. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    Everything.
    The dvr stinks.
    Picture quality.
    NOT user friendly.
    Channel list.
     
  5. adkinsjm

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    I think most of us could have told you that. If my cable company had a decent-sized DVR, I'd consider switching, but it's not enough, especially with the lack of HD channels.
     
  6. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    ha, ha

    Just found out IM not under a contract. I guess I was stupid enough to go with cable but smart enough not to sign a contract.
    Now if I could get DTV to let me come back under a one year contract vs two.
     
  7. SPACEMAKER

    SPACEMAKER Freethinker

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    If you know D* is your best option, why are you reluctant to sign a 2 year deal?
     
  8. matt

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    :lol:
     
  9. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    I hate contracts.
     
  10. davring

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    Then pay full price for the equipment.
     
  11. doubleatheman

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    When I was on vacation (in Hawaii) the Condo we rented had TWC... OMG the interface on the DVR was horrid! and the ads in the menus drove me nuts, and the box was sooo slow to change channels and bring up the ugly orange/blue guide. And the picture was horrible...

    Though I didn't expect much picture wise in Hawaii, but it made me realize how bad TWC was compared to comcast even.
     
  12. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    I will be back with DTV Sunday.
    I will never cheat again.
     
  13. MysteryMan

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    Will that be with or without a contract?:rolleyes:
     
  14. jimmy_27320

    jimmy_27320 AllStar

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    with contract.
     
  15. RACJ2

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    Interesting the difference in experience I had with TW Cable for 3 weeks. The picture quality wasn't there, but the performance of the atlantic scientific DVR blew away my HR22. When you change a channel, it was instantaneous. No waiting 3 seconds for it to lock in. And if you hit "channel up" 3 times from say channel 200, you were on ch 203 in a split second. With my HR22, if I hit it 3x's quick, I'll end up on ch 201. And the menus and guide popped up immediately as well. Unfortunately, that was about the only thing I liked about TW cable.
     
  16. CCarncross

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    Channel changing has always been faster with cable, probably always will be, and if thats important to you, you should use a non-SAT provider. Channel surfing will probably never be a strong suit of sat tv.
     
  17. MarkN

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    Agree, never understood why people get so hung up on channel changing speed???
     
  18. MysteryMan

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    Because they spend more time channel surfing and menu searching then they do viewing!:rolleyes:
     
  19. trainman

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    Why wouldn't you? TV equipment works the same there as it does on the mainland.
     
  20. MarkN

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    ohh come on...really???
     

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