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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Get Dish, DTV sucks. Keep DTV, Dish sucks. I think I've summed up 99% of these types of threads.
    But, Mediacom?



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    They send out prepaid boxes for equipment, you keep the dish on the roof.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    It all depends on your needs. Dish has become the leader in college sports. They now have access to WatchESPN that DirecTV doesn't.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Just pay your bill and move on. Can't believe the penny pinching on here sometimes.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Just pay your bill and move on. Can't believe the penny pinching on here sometimes.
    This. Can't believe the audacity of people ******** and moaning just to save a buck. Don't complain about crappy service when ***** about paying the retail price. Like it, pay the price. Dont like it, don't have the service.

    Nothing bothers me more than nickel and dime crap like this (both from consumers and businesses). If you need to ***** the price down, you can't afford it.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Dish now has WatchESPN access and the entire ESPN/Disney family is now in HD. That was my only complaint up until that switch a month ago. My Dish/DSL Inet bundle serves my needs just fine. $90 a month with no fancy promo rates.


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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Just pay your bill and move on. Can't believe the penny pinching on here sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    This. Can't believe the audacity of people ******** and moaning just to save a buck. Don't complain about crappy service when ***** about paying the retail price. Like it, pay the price. Dont like it, don't have the service.

    Nothing bothers me more than nickel and dime crap like this (both from consumers and businesses). If you need to ***** the price down, you can't afford it.
    Someone asked a question about switching to a competitor's product that is at a lower price... Isn't that the entire point of capitalism? I suppose you are buying the same products that you started with because you don't have the "audacity" to consider a switch.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Dish services to sports fans are great. RedZone available with the normal sports package along with the PAC 12 network, going to have the SEC network. They just need to pick up Cyclones.TV :)



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    In the past have tried both DirecTV and Comcast Xfinity, was never really satisfied with the product or the service overall. DirecTV had a good product but was simply too expensive, and Xfinity was simply a horrible product. Tried to get both to play ball also - I always try to give people a chance before moving on.

    I'm on Dish now, have been for the last 6 months, and love it. Great product, Hopper works great, and at the right price.

    Just be prepared for DirecTV to call you in a few months to give you a great offer to take them back. Both former companies do that with me. I always tell them I game them a chance, and the to go F themselves.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Just pay your bill and move on. Can't believe the penny pinching on here sometimes.
    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    This. Can't believe the audacity of people ******** and moaning just to save a buck. Don't complain about crappy service when ***** about paying the retail price. Like it, pay the price. Dont like it, don't have the service.

    Nothing bothers me more than nickel and dime crap like this (both from consumers and businesses). If you need to ***** the price down, you can't afford it.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by kickout View Post
    This. Can't believe the audacity of people ******** and moaning just to save a buck. Don't complain about crappy service when ***** about paying the retail price. Like it, pay the price. Dont like it, don't have the service.

    Nothing bothers me more than nickel and dime crap like this (both from consumers and businesses). If you need to ***** the price down, you can't afford it.
    Here's the deal - they give discounts to new customers, but give no incentives to existing customers. Then when you cancel because they won't give a discount, they'll continue to call you later to give you a discount as a returning customer.

    They make their money off of suckers like you.



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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Yup, I agree. I work hard for my money, and it pisses me off if I'm paying $120 for something that someone else is paying $90 for. If that makes me a cheapskate, so be it. If others are okay with being overcharged, that's their prerogative, I guess.


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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    I have done the move from Direct to Dish about 3 years ago, paid the cancellation fee about 3 months in and went back to Direct. Hated how their DVR worked, they kept messing with their contracts on Fox and blacking them out for 30ish days during football season, etc. Just moved and got a free upgrade to the Genie, it is awesome and never have issues with dvring something especially if I want to record 3 different games and my wife records one or two of her crap reality shows. Honestly, I will never go back to Dish.

    Something to consider with Direct TV, if your contract is up. You can simply cancel. The next day you can call in and set up under the same name, etc and they will give you the new customer deals, NFL package, movie channels, etc. If that doesn't work, put it under your spouse's name( if you have one). I do it every 2 years, seriously, in the long run it averages out for the savings that you get to switch, etc.

    Just my experience, my parents have Dish, it seems like a downgrade everytime I watch TV at their house. Good luck!


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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Dish now has WatchESPN access and the entire ESPN/Disney family is now in HD. That was my only complaint up until that switch a month ago. My Dish/DSL Inet bundle serves my needs just fine. $90 a month with no fancy promo rates.
    WHHHHHHHAAAAAA????????? When did this happen?


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    Re: Considering Going From DirecTV to Dish

    I had Direct TV for 6 years went to Dish for 2 and then went back to Direct TV.
    Nothing was better with Dish an some things were worse.
    1. Dishes equipment breaks down more. This was my own experience and was verified by local installer who services both. He said they have a t leas twice as many issues with Dish equipment.

    2. I can't remember specifics but recording and changing recording options was a major hassle on Dish. It took a lot more steps to accomplish same thing.

    3. Both will nickel and dime you to death. Both offer great deals for new customers and then jab you to death.



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