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    Should I switch to DirecTV?

    I've been quite satisfied with my Dish Network service, however, my contract is up and it's time to consider all options.

    As of this week we have three HD sets in the house. My current configuration with DNet only allows two of them to be HD, the third shares a tuner with another set and is only receiving a 480p signal.

    If I switch to DTV now I can get HD on all the sets and share a DVR for the whole house. In addition, I'm having a new roof put on and they will be removing my dish temporarily. I thinking that's as good a time as any to have them just come and switch me over. (In my best villain voice) It's almost tooo easy.

    Should I got for it?



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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    Any reason why you can't look at your viewing habits and the channels you would like to watch then compare the available packages? As far as service goes, I'm not sure there is much of a difference between Dish and DirecTV, so I'm not sure what you are really asking us to help you decide.

    Yes, the timing does seem to work out great, and the HD and total house DVR sound good.


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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    You're probably going to pay more for Directv in the long run and this is coming from someone that uses Directv. I like most everything about Directv besides their customer service and price.

    Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure you get everything you'll ever want right now because once you sign the contract they stop being so nice.



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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    Any reason why you can't look at your viewing habits and the channels you would like to watch then compare the available packages? As far as service goes, I'm not sure there is much of a difference between Dish and DirecTV, so I'm not sure what you are really asking us to help you decide.

    Yes, the timing does seem to work out great, and the HD and total house DVR sound good.
    I switched when DISH jacked arround with my Fox Sports Net during cyclone Football season. Don't mess with my Big XII sports. Then I was pleasantly suprised with the additional channels in the Sports tier on Direct. FOX College Sports was 2 games for football this year, and for basketball I saw 8 or 9 games on the sports tier instead of ESPN3. (obvious quality upgrade)

    I'm happy with direct except it might be a little more expensive. But It also adds in 3 free 3D channels and has a 3D ppv when you get the HD service.

    If you pick Direct I'll take your referal for 100 bucks for each of us.



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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    If you do decide on Directv, make sure you specify that you want at least the HR-22 receivers. I've one of them in my living room, and it works great, never had a problem. The old HR-20 on the other hand, (the one I have in the bedroom), has been a big disappointment. I just got my fourth replacement a couple of wks. ago. They tell me there's no way to ensure I get an HR-22. It's just whatever is on the shelf when they grab it. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with them over the last decade. It will probably cost a little more, too.


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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
    You're probably going to pay more for Directv in the long run and this is coming from someone that uses Directv. I like most everything about Directv besides their customer service and price.

    Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure you get everything you'll ever want right now because once you sign the contract they stop being so nice.
    In fairness, I had the same thoughts about DISH. Honestly, though I liked both until Dish got into the contract dispute with FOX and killed our channels with little warning and right before Football season. I imagine though that that shouldn't happen again. At least for a while.


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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    Make sure you give someone as a referral, it'll save you both $100.


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    Re: Should I switch to DirecTV?

    Direct it better. I have had dish for about year now and still hate it. If you want to stay with Dish cancel and see what deals they will give you after you do so.


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