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    Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    I currently have Mediacom, but it seems as if their prices are getting out of hand. I got a flyer the other day that said Direct TV was having some good deals. I am thinking about switching, but wanted to get some more info. before we do so.

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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    We made this exact switch right before Christmas, With Mediacomm we did not have HDTV, just a basic package for around $68 per month with no DVR, we switched, got 3 receivers, 2 HDTV DVR's and will be paying less than Mediacomm. I have missed a few Cyclone Basketball games since that were broadcast on MC 22, but in hind sight I didn't miss much:(



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    I would suggest Dish Network.



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Direct's prices are getting out of hand also.


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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    +1 for dish network


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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    I swore off mediacom 3 years ago with the dispute with their fox channels(sinclair). Went with Dish Net. and haven't been happier since. I do miss the connections channel (22) on mediacom but that is it.



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    It's a switching game. They all give you good deals when you first sign up and then jack them up once they have you on their equipment. We just switched the exact opposite way and are now paying about half of what we were paying for Direct TV. In a year and a half we will likely switch back to save money once Mediacom jacks up our rates.

    I must say we were also getting fed up with Direct TV due to reception. Everytime we had rain or snow the reception of about half our channels would go to &%^$. Several of our friends have not had this issue nearly as often but ours was continuous and despite several trips out DTV could never get it corrected. Of course they never showed up in bad weather.....

    Good luck with whatever you choose but if you want to keep your rates low be prepared to switch often.

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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    My family has had DirecTV for 9 years now and I honestly would never change.



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Mediacom for Ch22, ESPN360 and High Speed.
    It's marginal, but only reasons I haven't changed...yet.



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Unless you are a 100% must have the NFL Sunday Ticket, you should consider Dish Network. Dish Network has MLB, NCAA Basketball, NBA, NCAA Football packages. I have two HD DVRs for 4 TVs. Each DVR can record about 160 hours of TV time. I spend $83 per month.


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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Leidang: if you are losing signal that easy... there is an issue. Either something is in the way or the dish isn't set right. I lose signal at the most 2 times a year. It takes a down pour or a nasty nasty blizzard with plate sized snow flakes.

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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    Unless you are a 100% must have the NFL Sunday Ticket, you should consider Dish Network. Dish Network has MLB, NCAA Basketball, NBA, NCAA Football packages. I have two HD DVRs for 4 TVs. Each DVR can record about 160 hours of TV time. I spend $83 per month.
    Can you get the ISU FB games that are on FSN on Dish?


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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Can you get the ISU FB games that are on FSN on Dish?
    I go to the home games and don't recall if any others were even on TV so I can't say. The Big XII TV package stinks regardless.


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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    Can you get the ISU FB games that are on FSN on Dish?
    If they are on FSN, yes, usually in the 400's channels.



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    Re: Mediacom vs. Direct TV

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    I go to the home games and don't recall if any others were even on TV so I can't say. The Big XII TV package stinks regardless.
    Quote Originally Posted by RhoadsRage View Post
    If they are on FSN, yes, usually in the 400's channels.
    Thanks I was thinking about switching but wasnt sure about it due to the games being on Direct. I like to DVR the games even if I go to them.


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