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Old 11-26-2012, 11:52 PM   #11
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We became Direct customers when they bought PrimeStar, and had them for years until we got fed up with them jacking up the price.
Switched to Dish, and they were much better for a number of years. But due to budget cutbacks here at The Ol' Homestead we lately had to drop to the lowest tier. No NATGEO, no SpeedTV, not much of anything.
We live out past the end of the blacktop, cable doesn't come out this far and the big city is too far away for an antenna.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:25 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by rhyno13 View Post
I just switched from Dish Network to Direct TV. I like the fact that most of the channels on Direct are in HD. Plus it is about $7 cheaper a month for the exact same programming.
I've been looking at these numbers all day and I cannot agree with the pricing component of this statement. Dish is cheaper for the first 3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 24 months, and every month after that.

On the HD part, there are more sports channels in HD in the Direct lineup, but for TV and movie channels, again, Dish has more in their lineup. Here is what I found.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:46 AM   #13
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The only issue I have with directv is the fact that they want me to pay an upgrade fee of 219 bucks to get hd channels and dvr but they'll give it to new customers for free. That kinda arritates me, but I have channels my dad doesn't and we have the same level package.

Plus it seemed like every other month the service would go out with dish and I'd have to call and ended up talking to someone in India or Bangladesh. With directv my service only goes out in very bad storms and once because heavy snow filled the dish (easy fix on my part).
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Before my apartment complex decided that we could no longer have a satilite dish I had DirectTV and was well pleased. I have a friend who switched from DirectTV to Dish and switched back because he thought DirectTV was better and another who changed from Dish to DirectTV and was happy with his change.
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