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Will you leave DTV if they stop carrying FOX? (resolved)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by -Draino-, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. braven

    braven Hall Of Fame

    Apr 9, 2007
    Nope, not going anywhere. Unless the NFLST were to go somewhere else.
  2. tmo1138

    tmo1138 New Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    No.. and the only reason I switched from E* to DTV was that E* was CONSTANTLY having contract disputes.

    DTV's receivers and technology are so much better than E* I just can't see myself going back to E* ever.

    I'll wait for DTV to settle with Fox. Now if only they'd bring back G4...! :mad:
  3. VLaslow

    VLaslow Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Nope. I have QAM tuner backup on TWC. Besides, the World Series is over.
  4. crabtrp

    crabtrp Legend

    Sep 23, 2006
    Well - I did finally jump ship. Install of Dish tomorrow.

    This latest dispute is only a small part of it. I am tired of waiting for some HD channels on DTV. I am saving about $80 a month - this is offset by paying $300 up front for equipment. I have a feeling I will regret it but BBCA in HD, cricket from two other channels & red zone channel will hopefully prove me wrong (as well as FSC, but I am sure they will settle soon). My old HR20's have been painfully slow and starts freezing every evening, hopefully Dish's hardware will be more reliable. Anyway - I was reluctant to leave.

    Oh well.
  5. jtbell

    jtbell AllStar

    Nov 24, 2008
    I like NatGeo and Fox Sports Midwest. Now that the Cards' season is over, I won't watch a lot of FSM until spring.

    Advertisers will be barking by then.....
  6. mpar1

    mpar1 AllStar

    Mar 20, 2008
  7. keith_benedict

    keith_benedict Godfather

    Jan 11, 2007
    I would leave, if not for the contract. I will likely drop my plan to the cheapest, since I only have my current plan for Versus, Nat Geo, and Speed. I can handle losing Versus.
  8. Montezuma58

    Montezuma58 AllStar

    May 24, 2004
    No. The only thing I would really miss, short term anyways, is Sons of Anarchy. For that there's iTunes or wait for DVD. Not worth the hassle of switching just for that.
  9. TBoneit

    TBoneit Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    The Fox News contract is coming up soon. It will probably end up with the same sort of rate increase as the ones currently being negotiated.

    Many OTA stations do provide coverage to their entire DMA.

    Suspend DirecTV and get cable until the dispute is over then go back top DirecTV and look at cables next dispute.

    The Nice thing about the regular Fox OTA channels is sooner or later anything you missed will be rerun.

    I keep forgetting to look at my basic cable subscription I keep as a backup to see if they are running there too. I suspect that Fox only puts them on the DirecTV feed and not Dishnetworks feed and that cable gets them with a antenna or a fiber feed.
  10. riprecked

    riprecked Mentor

    Oct 11, 2009
    Not going anywhere. It won't take long for the NHL teams and other sports to start complaining to Fox about lack of distribution of their games. This will be settled quickly.
  11. Marlbs

    Marlbs Mentor

    Feb 19, 2010
    I am not going to leave, but I am not going to be happy about it and I fully expect DirecTV to make it right.

    Besides loosing my HD feeds on NHLCI for Fox RSNs, I will loose my local Blue Jacket games, and I will not be able to see the last 5 episides of the SOA on Fox, there by being forced to pay $2.99 per episode to stream them from Amazon to get to see them.

    Beyond that I will not be able to see the final F1 races on Speed and that too is a major loss to me.

    Honestly however, I have been looking at switching for some time, but because I have always paid for the NHLCI for the season, I am going to wait till the season is over before looking again at a switch.

    For me as a very long time customer with DirecTV, like I told them when they pulled Versus, it is stuff like this that drives me away from wanting to continue to be a DirecTV subscriber and I strongly suggest that you fix it because the impact to customers like me is simply too great.
  12. Alebob911

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    I applaud DIRECTV for standing up for its customers! I firmly believe that this will be resolved and if the channels are switched off it will not last too long. To those who say they will leave DIRECTV, why? DIRECTV is standing up for your wallet and thats how you thank them? That really shows the character of some people. Oh and NO I am not leaving DIRECTV. Thank you DIRECTV for standing up for me!

    This is nothing more than a union type issue.

  13. RACJ2

    RACJ2 Hall Of Fame

    Aug 2, 2008
    I applaud DIRECTV for coming to an agreement and resolving this!
  14. ldgatlin

    ldgatlin Cool Member

    Sep 23, 2007
    I would stay, D has been good to me, would miss the channels but not enough to switch.
  15. rjdude

    rjdude Legend

    Mar 8, 2005
    DirecTV and FOX have just completed negotiations and how signed a new agreement according to the LA Times.
  16. PCampbell

    PCampbell Icon

    Nov 18, 2006
    Time to move on.
  17. ATARI

    ATARI Hall Of Fame

    May 10, 2007
    As this is now a moot point, I make a motion for the mods to close this thread.

    All in favor...
  18. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    May 17, 2010
    Yeah, put a amen to it.
  19. bixler

    bixler Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2008
    I second the motion............:D
  20. RichardS

    RichardS Mentor

    Jan 2, 2007
    I will lose the Predators hockey games on FSTennesee and FSS. However, I can deal with the loss until the effects of the stuff News Corp is smoking wears off and they strike a reasonable deal with DirecTV.

    ...all in favor of the mods closing this thread, please vote aye!

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