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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have had Direct TV for several years, after continuing problems with cable. I have HD and two TV. SO FAR, the sports pack ESPN and Fox Sports has been very good for ISU/college sports. Don't figure to save any money. One thing I do like is that you can call and change channels/packages to lower price every month if you want, with no charge. Make sure the wife/ neighborhood is happy where the dish is going to be located.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    We have DTV with absolutely no complaints other than price. Maybe we are the minority but we have never had an issue with the billing or equipment.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by wxman1 View Post
    We have DTV with absolutely no complaints other than price. Maybe we are the minority but we have never had an issue with the billing or equipment.
    I don't have problems with DirectTV either. The rates creep up, but just call them up, tell them they are too expensive, and they will lower your bill.

    I tried to do that with Dish Network, they said they couldn't negotiate, so I cancelled and called Direct TV. 5 minutes later I got a call back from Dish offering me a better deal. I told them it was too late, all I wanted was a better deal the first time I was on the phone with them.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Flip a coin. Dish does a good job of marketing that they are the better deal, but DTV's ecosystem blows them out of the water. I have Dish currently and have had DTV in the past as a disclaimer, I like both.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I've been a DirecTV subscriber for about eight years and I'm about ready to pull the trigger to go to Dish. I don't need the NFL Sunday Ticket package and Dish seems a hell of a lot cheaper for the stuff you get plus if I wanted to stay and upgrade to the Genie I would have to pay full cost where as if I go to Dish I get the Hopper for free.

    Plus like somebody else above said, every two years I can just jump back and forth between the two and take advantage of the state fair deals and such.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    I have DirecTV, and the rates do go up, but they are also willing to cut you a deal if you call and agree to new contract terms, which was something I couldn't ever get mediacom to do. Not sure if this is easy to do with Dish or not.

    I just got free upgrade to Genie and $10/month off for agreeing to another 12 months.

    I also threw in the towel on the last 2 months of the Twins season and dumped the sports pack, which was another $13 bucks or something.



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    if I wanted to stay and upgrade to the Genie I would have to pay full cost where as if I go to Dish I get the Hopper for free
    call in to cancel and they'll give you the upgrade for free.. since you've been a customer for that long they probably have other discounts available on your account they'll add as well



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    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    call in to cancel and they'll give you the upgrade for free.. since you've been a customer for that long they probably have other discounts available on your account they'll add as well
    I just went ahead and pulled the trigger on Dish. Between the lower base cost and the sign up discounts I'll be saving nearly $50 a month for basically the exact same programming.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Made the switch from DTV to Dish two months ago and am thrilled. Better customer service, same programming for $60 less each month. Literally the only difference I have noticed is that Disney Jr isn't in HD and my 3 year old couldn't care less...



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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by 1UNI2ISU View Post
    Made the switch from DTV to Dish two months ago and am thrilled. Better customer service, same programming for $60 less each month. Literally the only difference I have noticed is that Disney Jr isn't in HD and my 3 year old couldn't care less...
    Disney Jr isn't in HD!?! **** me!!!!!!!!!


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by demoncore1031 View Post
    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.
    I would think a simple call stating that you are going to drop service if they don't send a technician (at no expense to you) to fix these issues would probably take care of this. I've always received great customer service from DirecTV.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    call in to cancel and they'll give you the upgrade for free.. since you've been a customer for that long they probably have other discounts available on your account they'll add as well
    Yup, I did this and got the Genie for free and they knocked $40 off my bill for a year.


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    Re: Dish Network to DirecTV

    Like I said on a previous thread, I do not understand the marketing of Cable and Satellite tv. Instead of trying to keep current customers by offering them bargains and more channels, they offer new customers discounts.

    All this does is cause customers to switch more often which means more employees to handle the sign ups and cancellations.

    I guess they are just counting on laziness of the average customer who doesn't want to switch every 2 years and go through the hassle with billing and learning new equipment.


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