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    Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have had Dish Network for 11 years but am really tired of the constant rate hikes without changing channel lineups. Thinking of giving Direct tv a try.

    Any opinions positive or negative. I always liked the alternate channels to watch college sports, are these available on Direct? We need two room dvr and HD. Sunday ticket is also an attractive perk.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have directv. i have the sportspak so i can get the twins games.

    After 2 years my rate jumped to about $105/month with 3 HD receivers.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Get ready for the repost police.

    I vote direct tv though.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I prefer Directv, but if rate hikes are your concern it's probably not what you are looking for.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    every single provider raises their rates each year for the most part.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I used to think DirecTV is the way to go, but it seems like Dish has the better sports options. I don't think you can go wrong with either


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    If you don't nfl ticket dish is ok. Otherwise switch every two years.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have direct for 7 years and pay 105 for 3 receivers no hd and no dvr. I have been told by many people that the way to go is to switch carrier every two years to keep your bills down and get the best deals.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I am coming up on my two year anniversary with dtv. Rate is going to go up. Per an installer I know they don't want to lose customers, he said to negotiate. So I will give dtv a chance otherwise I will be going dish or comcast. Depending on who is offering the better deal.

    Dtv interface is okay, but some times my genie acts up. It won't record a show I tell it to, it moves slower than dirt, just little thing over all it isn't bad. I will say I would have a hard time giving up Sunday ticket, but if I can't get the down I will move to a different provider.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I'm pretty sure you can get nfl ticket online this year. Not as convenient as on direct but still available.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I had Dish Network for years and never had any complaints... DirecTv on the other hand is the worst company I have ever had to deal with. My bill is different every month and is quite a bit more than the price I was quoted. The HD box in my bedroom overheats if I don't have a fan on it. The box in the living room says "searching for signal" at least 5 times a day and I don't even watch that TV all that much. I have to hit the little red button to reset the receiver. It will also change channels on me by itself. The rude people in customer service keep telling me that I would have to pay to have someone come out to fix it. BS!! Once football season is over, I'm switching to DISH.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    If you want your rates not to change Direct is not the way to go. Few bucks here few bucks there and then I wonder why the hell I pay so much.

    Just tell them you want to cancel, give them 2 weeks to disconnect and all of sudden they come up with a better deal for you.

    Networks and Cable are going to kill themselves. The constant rate hikes for a pile of stations and shows not many watch it going to come back bite them in the next few years. It is becoming harder and harder to pay high bills for only a few shows or networks.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have Dish. First got it because of superstations. Kept it because of the fact that I could back up recordings to a hard drive. I have over 500 movies recorded on hard drives. If I ever switched, I would lose those. They have me hooked.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I had Directv for a long time and just switched to Dish about 2 months ago when Directv refused to negotiate with me. So far I am impressed. The DVR is much better than Directv's, faster, easier to use. The on-demand selection is really good and the DishAnywhere App lets you watch live tv plus anything on your DVR from a mobile device or computer with a wifi connection. Its also nice to have Longhorn network, Pac 12 network and WatchESPN access included.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Dish does have the LHN for the ISU football game. Don't know if you're a cyclones.tv subscriber, but if not this may be important to you.



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