Dish vs. DirecTV
Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 175,619, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    SplitIdentity's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    8,237
    Points
    175,619
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 174
    Given: 23

    Dish vs. DirecTV

    Hey there people. Quick question here. We are moving out of an apartment next month, and that means I finally get to drop comcast. I'm looking at either DirecTV or Dish. Dish seems a little cheaper, but I've heard great things about DirecTV. Anybody with Dish know if their internet service is any good? Bundling with their 250 channel package and internet for $69 seems like a pretty good deal.

    Any advice?


    The artist formerly known as SouthernHawk

  2. #2
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 71,462, Level: 83
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 1,688
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    peteypie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    3,946
    Points
    71,462
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 516
    Given: 718

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    This subject has been discussed a million times on here. I have had mediacom, dish and direct all with in the last 8 years. I'm most happy with Direct and will stick with them, however they are a little more expensive. Basically you get what you pay for though. Nothing wrong with dish for the price, but more channel options on direct, more hd, overall better.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 92,060, Level: 94
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 1,090
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,336
    Points
    92,060
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 123
    Given: 56

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    I have DirecTV and use Mediacom for Internet


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 261,222, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    16,193
    Points
    261,222
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 874
    Given: 752

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    When applied to ISU football and basketball, is Direct TV or Dish better suited? Or does it matter? I'm moving and would like to forgo Mediacom.



  5. #5
    Speechless
    Points: 560,608, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,524
    Points
    560,608
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 397
    Given: 191

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    When applied to ISU football and basketball, is Direct TV or Dish better suited? Or does it matter? I'm moving and would like to forgo Mediacom.
    Well, for this weekend, Dish does not carry FCS and Directv does.

    For basketball season, ESPNU is in HD on Directv but not Dish.




  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,103, Level: 62
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 547
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,361
    Points
    41,103
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 299
    Given: 392

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    IMO, Mediacom is pretty good for ISU FB & BB. I don't care for them that much either, but they'll pick up a lot of those early BB games.



  7. #7
    Speechless
    Points: 560,608, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,524
    Points
    560,608
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 397
    Given: 191

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    they'll pick up a lot of those early BB games.
    Those are going to be on Cyclones.tv not MC22. Just a little forewarning.




  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 110,832, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    ruxCYtable's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,259
    Points
    110,832
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 375
    Given: 396

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Hey there people. Quick question here. We are moving out of an apartment next month, and that means I finally get to drop comcast. I'm looking at either DirecTV or Dish. Dish seems a little cheaper, but I've heard great things about DirecTV. Anybody with Dish know if their internet service is any good? Bundling with their 250 channel package and internet for $69 seems like a pretty good deal.

    Any advice?
    I've had both and I prefer DirecTV but I don't think the gap is as large as some have made it out to be on this topic in the past, myself included.

    One thing I did like better about Dish was having the NFL RedZone channel included with their sports pack. With DirecTV you must buy their most expensive ($349/yr.) NFL package to get RedZone.

    Specifically to ISU sports, I think I probably missed a handful of games over the course of two years that I would have had access to with DTV.



  9. #9
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,918, Level: 63
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,032
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    HandSanitizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central US
    Posts
    3,703
    Points
    41,918
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 63
    Given: 1

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Just went through this last week. This really depends on how many TV's you have and how much recording you do to be honest. We all could argue all day about what is better, but there is 10 different ways to setup your house.

    With my House it just made sense to go with Dish because I have 12 TVs in my house. I am not going to put a receiver and upgraded multiswitch in my house for that. So I have a dual hd dvr and 3 HD Solo boxes with external Hard drives for DVR. The tvs (Office, Garage, Patio, Guest etc...) just get a UHF remote that watch the 2nd tuner of the 722.

    If you can live without ESPNU HD and not having Fox College Sports (not to be confused with all the other fox sports channels you will be fine)

    The Sunday ticket is nice, but I am a Viking fan so it really doesn't apply and I like the Redzone.

    My solution is a lot cheaper than direct and I really hope ISU is going to get to a point where they don't play on FCS again. But if they do its usually at home or I just go to my neighbors and drink his beer.

    If I had a small setup I would probably go with Direct though.

    All this being said......I hope Google heads our way in the next few years.....
    100 Gig up and down and TV Services for about $120. additional TVs are $5 and you get a nexus remote (tablet)
    plus no Snow or storm interference. this is where I will be going "IF" they come here in the future.


    Last edited by HandSanitizer; 09-25-2012 at 02:21 PM.

  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 47,537, Level: 67
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 813
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Let's Go State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Far Western Iowa
    Posts
    1,843
    Points
    47,537
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    I love dish and it doesn't carry that JR high produced FCS (unfortunately that is our game this week - it really is the only downfall).

    I like the design and functionality of dish much more, and pay another $100 one time and get a slingbox... Best invention ever!



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 47,537, Level: 67
    Level completed: 42%, Points required for next Level: 813
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Let's Go State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Far Western Iowa
    Posts
    1,843
    Points
    47,537
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 1

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post

    The Sunday ticket is nice, but I am a Viking fan so it really doesn't apply and I like the Redzone.

    .
    Is that because the Vikings defense is frequently played on the Redzone channel?





  12. #12
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,918, Level: 63
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 1,032
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    HandSanitizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central US
    Posts
    3,703
    Points
    41,918
    Level
    63
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 63
    Given: 1

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    ZING...............



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 41,103, Level: 62
    Level completed: 58%, Points required for next Level: 547
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    NickTheGreat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Johnston
    Posts
    4,361
    Points
    41,103
    Level
    62
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 299
    Given: 392

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    Those are going to be on Cyclones.tv not MC22. Just a little forewarning.
    Oh yeah, good point



  14. #14
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 93,586, Level: 95
    Level completed: 23%, Points required for next Level: 1,464
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran

    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    West Des Moines
    Posts
    3,954
    Points
    93,586
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by HandSanitizer View Post
    Just went through this last week. This really depends on how many TV's you have and how much recording you do to be honest. We all could argue all day about what is better, but there is 10 different ways to setup your house.

    With my House it just made sense to go with Dish because I have 12 TVs in my house. I am not going to put a receiver and upgraded multiswitch in my house for that. So I have a dual hd dvr and 3 HD Solo boxes with external Hard drives for DVR. The tvs (Office, Garage, Patio, Guest etc...) just get a UHF remote that watch the 2nd tuner of the 722.

    If you can live without ESPNU HD and not having Fox College Sports (not to be confused with all the other fox sports channels you will be fine)

    The Sunday ticket is nice, but I am a Viking fan so it really doesn't apply and I like the Redzone.

    My solution is a lot cheaper than direct and I really hope ISU is going to get to a point where they don't play on FCS again. But if they do its usually at home or I just go to my neighbors and drink his beer.

    If I had a small setup I would probably go with Direct though.

    All this being said......I hope Google heads our way in the next few years.....
    100 Gig up and down and TV Services for about $120. additional TVs are $5 and you get a nexus remote (tablet)
    plus no Snow or storm interference. this is where I will be going "IF" they come here in the future.
    Is 12 tvs really necessary?



  15. #15
    Recruit
    Points: 2,701, Level: 14
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 49
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience Points1 year registered
    TakeCover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    75
    Points
    2,701
    Level
    14
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 18

    Re: Dish vs. DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by SplitIdentity View Post
    Hey there people. Quick question here. We are moving out of an apartment next month, and that means I finally get to drop comcast. I'm looking at either DirecTV or Dish. Dish seems a little cheaper, but I've heard great things about DirecTV. Anybody with Dish know if their internet service is any good? Bundling with their 250 channel package and internet for $69 seems like a pretty good deal.

    Any advice?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cydkar View Post
    When applied to ISU football and basketball, is Direct TV or Dish better suited? Or does it matter? I'm moving and would like to forgo Mediacom.
    My DirecTV service starts on Thursday - very excited to be dropping Mediacom. From past experience, DirecTV typically has more bells and whistles than Dish (although Dish now has the Hopper in their arsenal), but I think both are fairly comparable if you're diligent in taking advantage of all the discounts offered, such as the rebates that you need to redeem online with DirecTV.

    Speaking of which, for any of you new DirecTV customers, know that you can get a $100 referral credit ($10/mo for 10 months) when you sign up just by giving them the account # of a current customer - the discount then goes both ways. PM me if you don't know anyone, and I can help with that!



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM