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    Dish Network v. DirecTV

    I am looking to switch to a dish system from my local cable provider (Time Warner) and would like to know the pros and cons to each system. I don't have any preference- I just the best bang for my buck. Thanks for the advice in advance.....



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Directv and get everything you think you'll ever need before you sign the contract. They love new customers. It's a little more expensive than dish but more channels.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    DirecTv... way more options



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Directv is known to have more sports coverage.

    Other than that dish is a smidge cheaper.

    Otherwise they are the same. Bigger thing is to be sure to get the exact equiPment you wan before locking in contract.

    For exAmple...if u plan on getting a new tv during that two contract period you'll want to ensure u have a hd box. Otherwise you'll be stuck with sd until your contract is up.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    I've had both, and preferred Directv.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    The equipment for dish was very good. I too am looking at switching from Mediacom now that my contract is up. I'd like to keep everything bundled but I'm not sold on the non cable internet.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    i have Dish and I like it. i have the sling player with it and that works pretty well for watching TV on my iPhone. the sports pack is pretty good too although i've heard that for sports fans DirectTV is much better. they have the NFL sunday ticket and MLB extra innings (although MLB.tv is probably better i think). i think when i was pricing stuff Dish was much more affordable after the promotion wears off.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    directv.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I've had both, and preferred Directv.
    This.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Not sure if this is right, but for HD use on the dish do you need to have 2 cable lines? If this is true, what if there isn't a way to run that second line? (Main living room TV upstairs, above a finished basement, opposite end of house where cable comes in house.)


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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    One thing to keep in mind is that if you plan to subscribe to HBO and use their HBO Go service, that DirecTV does not allow you to stream HBO Go using a streaming device such as a Roku or Boxee. Dish Network does allow this.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Direct is the man's choice. Dish is what women like because it's cheaper but still has all of the estrogen channels on it.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by cyinne View Post
    Not sure if this is right, but for HD use on the dish do you need to have 2 cable lines? If this is true, what if there isn't a way to run that second line? (Main living room TV upstairs, above a finished basement, opposite end of house where cable comes in house.)
    With DirecTV you no longer need two cable runs to the receiver to get dual tuners. I have that with my HD DVRs, but my parents just had it installed and they only have 1 run to their HD DVR in their living room and then have whole house DVR to go with it so you don't need a HD DVR box in every room with a TV. It's pretty nice.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by blizzisu View Post
    One thing to keep in mind is that if you plan to subscribe to HBO and use their HBO Go service, that DirecTV does not allow you to stream HBO Go using a streaming device such as a Roku or Boxee. Dish Network does allow this.

    I believe this has changed. When I subscribed to HBO I could see HBO GO on my Boxee.



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    Re: Dish Network v. DirecTV

    This argument is always painted with a very broad stroke on this board. I'd recommend seeking advice elsewhere.



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