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    why directv vs. dish?

    i know that i asked this before, but with jeremy's post regarding the new HR21 it raises the question again. it seems that i can get dishnetwork with HD/DVR for about $20 less per month and about $200 dollars less up front. with the new HR21 i won't be able to record my OTA HD local channels (whereas i can with dishnetwork).

    previously, some have stated that sports are better with directv? what specifically is better with directv? i know that i cannot get NFL/NBA/MLB packages (or Big Ten network........) with dishnetwork but their regional sports pack is siginificantly cheaper per month.

    is there something else of signifigance that i am missing?

    again. thanks. not trying to be a pain. just trying to figure this out.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    To clarify, you can still get an HR20...they are just not selling them in areas they offer HD locals - it seems.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    I've got DishNetwork and get the NFL Network and the Big 10 Network. I know that you can't get Sunday Ticket anywhere but DirecTV, but for $250 I wouldn't get it anyway.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    HD Channels



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    I've had dish network for a couple of years. I like it pretty well, especially since I cut the *&^%ing tree branch down that kept screwing up my signal. I will tell you it's hard to get a live person on the phone though.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    HD Channels
    which specific HD channels makes the difference to you? i don't know what above ESPN, ESPN2, Discovery, TNT, and TLC i'd be missing? is there additional channels that trully make it worth the difference in cost to you?



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    I never watch anything on directv anyway, not really sure why I am spending $70 a month on it.


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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I never watch anything on directv anyway, not really sure why I am spending $70 a month on it.
    this is sort of what i've been thinking. i mostly want to be able to DVR my locals in HD. i want to be able to get regional sports networks (have to be able to watch the cardinals in the summer) and can see where HD ESPN and ESPN 2 may be nice but i'm not sure i want to spend the additional money.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Smithsonian HD, History HD, Big Ten HD, Food Network HD there are a bunch. Dish is getting their shorts handed to them this fall.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    I've got DishNetwork and get the NFL Network and the Big 10 Network. I know that you can't get Sunday Ticket anywhere but DirecTV, but for $250 I wouldn't get it anyway.
    is there any local retailer worth talking to about dishnetwork?



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Broodwich View Post
    Smithsonian HD, History HD, Big Ten HD, Food Network HD there are a bunch. Dish is getting their shorts handed to them this fall.
    Dish has Food Network HD, Big Ten Network HD and History HD.



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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    I know there are several HD channels that you can only get on DTV right now that interest us vs Mediacom but I haven't compared them really hard to Dish more than at a glance. Dish also has some weird pricing though on their DVR and HD services that can add up fast if you don't watch it. DTV does too but I'm more familiar with their prices and how to talk the reps into giving me free things:)


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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    We got DishNetwork a few months ago after having MediaScam for years. Honestly, I'd prefer to go back. I miss TiVo so much a little piece of me dies every time I use the DVR, and I miss the MediaCom channel for sports. I would have preferred to go DTV, if we had to move from MediaCom, but we got a huge discount through Iowa Telecom for DN.


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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    We got DishNetwork a few months ago after having MediaScam for years. Honestly, I'd prefer to go back. I miss TiVo so much a little piece of me dies every time I use the DVR, and I miss the MediaCom channel for sports. I would have preferred to go DTV, if we had to move from MediaCom, but we got a huge discount through Iowa Telecom for DN.
    Ohh come now, the DVR from other companies is just a good as tivo.


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    Re: why directv vs. dish?

    I'm not sure what brand ours is, but there are just some of the features that pale in comparison to TiVo. I'm kind of OCD, so I delete stuff a lot. I could always recover stuff with TiVo, but can't with the DVR. It isn't fantastic with the user interface, either - I guess I like a pretty coat of paint. I also used the TiVo recommendations, so I miss that. I could also stream my pics/music to it from my computer.

    All in all, it's all pretty unsubstantial, and it is probably just that I am a creature of habit. We only have the America's 100, too, so I miss the basic channels that we had before like F/X (since I miss "It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia"). This probably wouldn't bother the average person, though.


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