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Been with Directv since 98 but needed another connection and this requires a new 2 year contract which I am not interested in getting. Checked out local cable (TWC) and able to get their combo services for about $102.00 monthly. Thats telephone, internet with turbo 20m download speed, and hd TV service with cable card for my TIVO Premier. Even paying extra for the TIVO service thats only ten bucks more than I'm paying DTV alone now and the price is locked for 2 years. Bye Bye
 

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I got a Comcast offer like that in the mail Saturday.
Difference is that they did list a 2 year commitment.
Every time my discounts run out I call back and ask for some help with my bill and what can they do for me. It is always different but they always help the bill out some each time.
Without help my bill would be $140.
I know a lot of people are talking about the Cables now with a good picture but I am yet to see a Cable picture anywhere near the DTV picture quality.

Good luck with the new service.
 

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mobouser said:
Been with Directv since 98 but needed another connection and this requires a new 2 year contract which I am not interested in getting. Checked out local cable (TWC) and able to get their combo services for about $102.00 monthly. Thats telephone, internet with turbo 20m download speed, and hd TV service with cable card for my TIVO Premier. Even paying extra for the TIVO service thats only ten bucks more than I'm paying DTV alone now and the price is locked for 2 years. Bye Bye
Duh, along with the cable price being locked in for 2 years so are you. No different than Directv. And 20MB internet is awfully slow. I have 100MB internet and wish I could get even faster. Also, any info on your programming package was missing. I know I get stations with my Directv that my local cable company, Charter, doesn't even offer.
 

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I hope you enjoy your new service, hopefully you won't have a lot of problems with those flaky Tuning Adapters you have to use along side the CableCard (since they use SDV). If you have any problems (especially with activating the CableCard/TA) TWC does have official support on DSLReports. :)
 

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Duh, along with the cable price being locked in for 2 years so are you. No different than Directv. And 20MB internet is awfully slow. I have 100MB internet and wish I could get even faster. Also, any info on your programming package was missing. I know I get stations with my Directv that my local cable company, Charter, doesn't even offer.
If you got 100MB download that's wickedly fast and you must pay pretty good for that. I'm at about 9MB now and so this is an upgrade for me. You may have a problem with your machine if your not lighting fast now.
I think the programing is around 250 and we will never use or watch most of it. Directv is great but I'm paying around $200 with phone and internet.
I wont miss cleaning the dish in the winter of snow and wondering if our shows tape when we have a strong storm passing.
 

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macfan601 said:
Duh, along with the cable price being locked in for 2 years so are you. No different than Directv. And 20MB internet is awfully slow.
And what kind of download speed does DirecTV offer right now?

Did the same thing mobouser. Don't let the fanbois here deter you. You got TiVo, you'll be fine.
 

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mobouser said:
I wont miss cleaning the dish in the winter of snow and wondering if our shows tape when we have a strong storm passing.
You might if the storm is strong enough. We had a strong storm here a few years ago and I had satellite service a few days before some cable customers. Unfortunately it took about a week for me to get power.

We've all got to do what's right for us though.
 

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mobouser said:
If you got 100MB download that's wickedly fast and you must pay pretty good for that. I'm at about 9MB now and so this is an upgrade for me. You may have a problem with your machine if your not lighting fast now.
I think the programing is around 250 and we will never use or watch most of it. Directv is great but I'm paying around $200 with phone and internet.
I wont miss cleaning the dish in the winter of snow and wondering if our shows tape when we have a strong storm passing.
20 mbps is pretty fast unless you're DLing several HD movies a day or torrenting 20 will be just fine, even if you're torrenting 20 is acceptable. I DL HD movies and game with no issues on 24mbps, I do however pay Comcrap a rediculious ammount for that speed ($85 a month).
 

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jimmie57 said:
I got a Comcast offer like that in the mail Saturday.
Difference is that they did list a 2 year commitment.
Its a 2 yr commitment with Comcast if you go with their $39 first year, $59 second year Preferred offer. If you just go with the $39 for first year without the guaranteed price for the second year, there is no commitment. It also matters if you sign up online, or in person/telephone. With Comcast, you do need to do your homework, as there are many different offers available.
 

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20 mbps is pretty fast unless you're DLing several HD movies a day or torrenting 20 will be just fine, even if you're torrenting 20 is acceptable. I DL HD movies and game with no issues on 24mbps, I do however pay Comcrap a rediculious ammount for that speed ($85 a month).
I have 12 mbps with UVerse internet, and I have no problems steaming HD movies from Netflix via wireless to my Sony Blue Ray player which I watch on my HD TV. I don't have UVerse TV. I have D*.
 

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mobouser said:
Been with Directv since 98 but needed another connection and this requires a new 2 year contract which I am not interested in getting. Checked out local cable (TWC) and able to get their combo services for about $102.00 monthly. Thats telephone, internet with turbo 20m download speed, and hd TV service with cable card for my TIVO Premier. Even paying extra for the TIVO service thats only ten bucks more than I'm paying DTV alone now and the price is locked for 2 years. Bye Bye
What exactly is the real point of this thread? You obviously were only looking to find the cheapest service possible and not the best quality. 20 mbps download is nothing to brag about either. Also most cable providers are switching to 2 year contracts as well. TWC didn't even have a lot of the premium movie channels in HD when I had it.
 

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What exactly is the real point of this thread? You obviously were only looking to find the cheapest service possible and not the best quality. 20 mbps download is nothing to brag about either. Also most cable providers are switching to 2 year contracts as well. TWC didn't even have a lot of the premium movie channels in HD when I had it.
Keep in mind, cable is very location dependent. Time Warner in one market can offer channels or features that aren't available in another.
 

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20 is PERFECTLY fine!!!!!!

I know 50 is available here through Roadrunner but I have had 12 mb DSL that's very stable no cap and I can stream hd or whatever with no issues. Most people would KILL for 6 mpbs, especially in rural areas, much less 20!
 

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litex2x said:
What exactly is the real point of this thread? You obviously were only looking to find the cheapest service possible and not the best quality. 20 mbps download is nothing to brag about either. Also most cable providers are switching to 2 year contracts as well. TWC didn't even have a lot of the premium movie channels in HD when I had it.
I need another box and it means going back into contract with DTV. I got the triple deal with TWC, its actually a one year thing but since I'm leaving DTV time Warner will double the time no contract. I also get everything on the install side covered no charge. I'm not that big on premium channels.
 

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20mb is super fast. if i could find a deal like yours id jump on it in a heartbeat! best i can do here is att dsl 6mb. our cable co offers up to 10mb for $159. they offer bundle packages too, and even then its very expensive. glad you got something that fits your needs. :)
 

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20mb is super fast. if i could find a deal like yours id jump on it in a heartbeat! best i can do here is att dsl 6mb. our cable co offers up to 10mb for $159. they offer bundle packages too, and even then its very expensive. glad you got something that fits your needs. :)
If 20's super fast than I'm on a rocket. I've got 75/35 here.
 

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Ok here's what I dont get. The OP has been with Directv for FOURTEEN years. The major sticking point was another 2 year commitment. Somehow after FOURTEEN years the concept of staying another 2 was too much?

Look, I am all for getting the best deal but somehow that hasnt been an issue since Clinton was trying to define what "is" is. Suddenly today it is.

Good luck with TWC. It isnt even close to a viable option here. Way too much pixelation.
 
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