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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Direct TV

Does anyone here have it and what do you think of it?

I am debating getting it, but I am unsure.

Any help and opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-26-2007, 03:47 PM
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Direct TV is awesome. Having had and installed all 3, I would take it all day over Comcast and Dish Network
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Re: Direct TV

I currently have Comcast Cable. It's not bad. But I saw that Direct offers a ton of HD channels.

They quoted me $289.00 up front with 5 receivers 2 HD receivers and 3 additional boxes, plus no charge for installation.

Should be around $130.00 Per month with Internet also.
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get FIOS if it's available. DirecTV is the last choice in the USA (behind cable) unless you don't want a DVR or quality HDTV.... glen
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Re: Direct TV

What is FIOS? I am unfamiliar with that.

I dont want to give up HD.
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verizon fios TV.

problem with DTV is they do HDTV-lite (downressed 1928x1080 to 1280x1080) and worse HEAVY compression. couple that with the fact you must BUY a HD-DVR (or regular DVR) they're the last choice typically unless you're in a small city with horrendous cable and/or no FIOS TV... glen
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Re: Direct TV

Is there good cable anywhere?
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comcast around here is *very* good - especially for HD - just expensive... glen
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Re: Direct TV

There customer service and especially their installers are the worst, atleast from Chicago to Milwaukee. Hell on was on the phone with one guy for 45 minutes becuase he was convinced I had installed everything wrong, only to find out he was using the wrong remote.
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I live in Indiana and I have DTV and IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!...If it rains it don't work..If it snows it don't work...If it blows it don't work...If I fart it don't work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DID I say that it SUCKS!
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Re: Direct TV

Being a tech for Charter Communications I probably should keep my mouth shut in this thread.
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TV is time wasted that you could be playing music ...... ;^)
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Comcast is pretty good down in Florida, just expensive.

My mom in VA has Direct TV, and it's not that bad at all, but that's the only option she has seeing that they don't even offer cable where she lives yet.
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I had DirecTV for a few years and it was the bane of my existence. I can't comment on how it is now, but back when I had it, almost everytime it rained the reception would drop.
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How was the install, I rarely lost it no matter what the weather was like. Never had too many complaints on dishes we installed either.
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