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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I'm pretty sure Dish's new Hopper thing can do the TV anywhere stuff.
    I want to punch the guy who does the "Hoppuh" commercial on the radio. I wouldn't get Dish for that reason alone.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    I want to punch the guy who does the "Hoppuh" commercial on the radio. I wouldn't get Dish for that reason alone.
    Dude, get a Hoppah.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by dmclone View Post
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    This.

    I'll echo Directv for sports. They have the Sunday Ticket (exclusively) and I like that they put on special broadcasts for key events (Masters, US Open, US Open tennis, etc) where they will have 7-10 channels dedicated to the event showing a ton of coverage above what you get on the one national channel (and they are all free). Plus I like their channel lineup/tiers better than Dish.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    This.

    I'll echo Directv for sports. They have the Sunday Ticket (exclusively) and I like that they put on special broadcasts for key events (Masters, US Open, US Open tennis, etc) where they will have 7-10 channels dedicated to the event showing a ton of coverage above what you get on the one national channel (and they are all free). Plus I like their channel lineup/tiers better than Dish.
    I'll second this. Because of their size, Directv provides options that Dish can't. Watching major events goes to a whole new level with DTV. As far as price, you might pay a little less for Dish, but as usual, you get what you pay for. I've had both, and would never go back to Dish, plus DTV now has a reciever that compares with, "the hoppah".


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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    I'm pretty sure Dish's new Hopper thing can do the TV anywhere stuff.
    That it can.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    directv has much better equipment/interfaces and is more intuitive to navigate around inside, remote is better also.

    There are so many little bells and whistles you dont notice till you go from directv to dish, like for example, I can watch my whole home dvr from a laptop or computer with DIRECTV2PC.

    Also as other have said, sports is awesome. I really appreciate my channel selection during college fb season.
    I feel the complete opposite. I have always preferred the usability and look of Dish.

    Dish allows you to watch online as well. I use the Dish app on my cell phone and I can watch any thing on my dish live or recorded.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Outside of FSNMW ESPN 1, 2 & U. Are there any channels I should be concerned of when it comes to ISU games?



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    Outside of FSNMW ESPN 1, 2 & U. Are there any channels I should be concerned of when it comes to ISU games?
    Speed Network. Sounds funny but it's getting rebranded to Fox Sports 1 & we're supposed to be on that some.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    I can't compare to Dish but I've had DirecTV for two years and been very pleased. As others have noted, the graphics and other services that come with DirecTV (like the web site, apps, etc.) are pretty robust. And while I have season tickets for ISU home FB games, I don't think I've ever once NOT been able to find our road games on TV somewhere, and I don't subscribe to any extra sports packages above and beyond my regular programming. (I think my package is the second from their top package.)

    My only issue now is that after two years my specials have run out, so I'm paying full price. I need to call in and haggle to get it lowered.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Doesn't matter because at the end of two years you need to switch to the other for equipment upgrades, cheaper prices, free months of HBO, Skinamax, and Starz.

    I had dish for about 3 years and Direct for close to 3 months. Direct seems better in terms of everything, but the price will go up.

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    Call 1-800-496-6089 and be sure to mention my account ID: 83299736 .



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Dish and DTV are so close that neither is clearly better. Some people have their fav but in reality they both are similar. I would give a slight edge to DTV because of sports but I don't think DTV offers any sport channel you can't get on Dish if you wanted. It's just a matter of which programming package you choose.

    There's been very little advancement in the receiver hardware over the last several years. The last big jump was HD. They both have an option that let you watch the DVR from any room or on a mobile device.

    My $.02, call and find out which will offer you the most during your 2 year commitment. Pay extra special attention to how the price will change and go up.


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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBake View Post
    Dish and DTV are so close that neither is clearly better. Some people have their fav but in reality they both are similar. I would give a slight edge to DTV because of sports but I don't think DTV offers any sport channel you can't get on Dish if you wanted. It's just a matter of which programming package you choose.
    In general I would agree with you except for the NFL Sunday Ticket and Directv's ehanced coveraged of major golf/tennis events. That certainly matters for me as a huge NFL and golf fan.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    I've had DirecTV for around 10 years and have been happy with it. However, I am getting sick of the cost relative to the amount of time i actually use it. Outside of sports, most of what I need I can get OTA or through Netflix or Hulu. So I am looking at canceling once my agreement is up in order to save some money. I know it will be difficult during football and basketball season.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    We've had Dish since Mediacom would never fix our cable and the "repairman" called me foul names when he came to the house. I can't compare to Direct, never had it.

    Two things that are kind of little things I like, and which Direct may do too for all I know, are: (1) when traveling, if the motel doesn't have a channel we can just log on to Dish on our laptop and get the channel that way; and (2) when the phone rings, the caller ID comes up on the TV, which I can see from most of the first floor. Really handy not to have to move to a phone during obnoxious political calling season.



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    Re: Dish network VS. Direct tv

    Quote Originally Posted by carvers4math View Post
    We've had Dish since Mediacom would never fix our cable and the "repairman" called me foul names when he came to the house. I can't compare to Direct, never had it.

    Two things that are kind of little things I like, and which Direct may do too for all I know, are: (1) when traveling, if the motel doesn't have a channel we can just log on to Dish on our laptop and get the channel that way; and (2) when the phone rings, the caller ID comes up on the TV, which I can see from most of the first floor. Really handy not to have to move to a phone during obnoxious political calling season.
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