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I want to thank Directv for cancelling FOX networks in South Florida.

Without this little push I would not be revelling in the lush world of U-Verse right this minute. 2 hours in and *everything* is better.

I would still be stuck in the land of 10-second channel changes, Endless pauses between modes, buggy software, rain-fade and half-assed channel line-ups.

Thanks Directv, I need the push.

You are no longer entitled to collect $112/mo from me or deny me equipment upgrades that you shower on every new sign-up.

I won't have to come here to find out if the latest screw-up in your buggy-buggy-not-ready-for-beta-testing software has been reported yet.

So long folks, and all I can say is: When U-verse knocks at your door, don't even wait a millisecond before you say "yes". My new DVR is fast, capable and small. Its made by a real electronics company with a reputation to protect and (gasp) a software quality assurance department.
 

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Wow - bitter much!?:)

Hope all is well over there - It seems everything is a trade-off these days.

I hear possible down sides to U-Verse could be picture quality and the number of HD streams. That and Sunday Ticket keeps me with DirecTV for now.

I'd be interested in the HD picture quality difference if there really is any.

Good luck!
 

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bullshark said:
Without this little push I would not be revelling in the lush world of U-Verse right this minute. 2 hours in and *everything* is better.
lol, give it more than 2 hours.

I'm currently transitioning to Verizon FIOS, and while I can say the same about how nice it is to have a responsive DVR that operates and changes channels quickly and never experiences rain/snow fade; I would never give them a carte blanche recommendation without recognizing the fact there are some things DirecTv simply does better and I will miss.
 

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bullshark said:
...My new DVR is fast, capable and small. Its made by a real electronics company with a reputation to protect and (gasp) a software quality assurance department.
Just wait... you'll have issues. I have both services. Uverse reboots a lot, missed recordings, takes forever to delete stuff.
 

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Mike Greer said:
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I'd be interested in the HD picture quality difference if there really is any.

Good luck!
There's a slight difference, with DIRECTV being better. Most programming you can't tell, but any serious motion results in blockiness.
 

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bullshark said:
I want to thank Directv for cancelling FOX networks in South Florida.

Without this little push I would not be revelling in the lush world of U-Verse right this minute. 2 hours in and *everything* is better.

I would still be stuck in the land of 10-second channel changes, Endless pauses between modes, buggy software, rain-fade and half-assed channel line-ups.

Thanks Directv, I need the push.

You are no longer entitled to collect $112/mo from me or deny me equipment upgrades that you shower on every new sign-up.

I won't have to come here to find out if the latest screw-up in your buggy-buggy-not-ready-for-beta-testing software has been reported yet.

So long folks, and all I can say is: When U-verse knocks at your door, don't even wait a millisecond before you say "yes". My new DVR is fast, capable and small. Its made by a real electronics company with a reputation to protect and (gasp) a software quality assurance department.
:wave: I'm sure you'll be missed.
 

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It's sad that you are so insecure about making the move that you have to convince yourself and everyone within earshot what a smart deal you made.

It's early. Remember my name when you come crawling back, which is typically inevitable. Whisper it as your eyes start to close when you fall asleep on disconnect day.

And don't let the doorknob hit you in the...
 

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TomCat said:
It's sad that you are so insecure about making the move that you have to convince yourself and everyone within earshot what a smart deal you made.

It's early. Remember my name when you come crawling back, which is typically inevitable. Whisper it as your eyes start to close when you fall asleep on disconnect day.

And don't let the doorknob hit you in the...
I've been with FiOS for four months now and am not planning on coming back to DirecTV anytime soon. There were a couple hiccups in the transition, but I really like the fast response to remote commands, the 2 1/2-hour HD guide, the VOD choices, and the $40 per month savings I'm getting for the next year (and 20 per month after that). Picture quality seems about the same for HD but SD channels look somewhat better than they did with DirecTV. About the only SD channel that I watch is Turner Classic Movies.

There's still lots of interesting stuff on this board. Who knows? I may decide to come back to DirecTV after the FiOS two-year commitment is up.
 

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Best wishes, but you went from the best in customer service to the worst in customer service, AT&T.
 

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I'm glad you're happy. Please post back in about a year and let us know how it's working out for you.
 

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I've moved this to the General forum as it doesn't relate to receivers.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion and the occasional vent.

I will just say to discuss the topic and not each other.

Mike
 

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First off DirecTV didn't pull FOX off the air in South Florida. It was Sunbeam, who owns WSVN, that made DirecTV pull them because DirecTV refused to bend over and take it. Second they didn't pull FOX off the air in South Florida. I'm in South Florida and I get FOX just fine via DirecTV, and no not OTA.
 
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