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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-25-2011, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Dishnet versus DirecTV

What's the deal? Tired of not having speed channel, and I'm not giving Comcast another dollar. Who has what, and which is better or cheaper?

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I've have dish network. It's good. I had directv. it was also good but they sent a mexican who couldn't speak english to setup the dish for HD some moons ago and we just couldn't communciate so I got pissed and cancelled with them. Pretty much the same quality. Pick one and go with it.

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Better or cheaper.... which do you want?

I came to the same xroads when I was moving and wanted speed. I couldn't pay the extra $15 for a package of 5-7 channels when I just wanted one so I switched to DirecTV.

I have had DTV for about 18 months and I really like it. Their customer service has been very helpful the few times I needed them. With whole home DVR and 2 DVRs I can record just about anything I want (up to 4 shows at a time) and watch it on either TV. Recently they finally got the deal done with comcast so HBO on demand is finally on DTV.

But everyone has their own opinion this is just what I have found that is keeping me with DTV. I have also converted my brother and parents from comcast and they couldn't be happier.

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Has anyone been succesful with directv upgrading to HD for free? They want to charge me $400 for 3 hd box and install
Im willing to pay them $1

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Typically Directtv has a better picture quality. Their technical ways of handling the signals are a bit more advanced.

However, most people can't tell the difference, so go with the co that has the plan, channels, and price you are wanting/willing to live with.

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I've been on Dish Network for a couple of years now, and can say that I'm satisfied with 'em. Never been on DirecTV, so I have no comparison.
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I've had both and I really didn't see a difference. Now I'm not a audio/video'phile so to me the HD looked good with both. DirectTV just had a better deal so I switched.
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I've been on Dish Network for a couple of years now, and can say that I'm satisfied with 'em. Never been on DirecTV, so I have no comparison.
+1. about to try to get my pricing reduced, even if it means signing another 2yr deal. if they say no i may switch over to DTV.
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I have had direcTV for 10 years. Customer service sucks, but the channel selection and rates are good. Also, you don't need to be plugged into a phone line. So if a few of your boxes walk over to your friends house and your friend pays half of your bill, who is to know.

And if you say the "C" word (cancel), DirecTV will give tons of stuff at no charge.
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I've had DishNet for years and no issues and the picture is great. CS has also been great the couple times I've called about something. Also a few years back when I checked DishNet had better pricing.


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Was with comcast. but they're prices are rediculous. dropped em after having their service for over 10 yrs. We got Dish Network. it was a toss up between dish and direct but dish seems 2 have nicer packages for a lil less. and as far as HD goes, we have an HD, DVR box in our family room where our larger LED is at and pic quality is great. But then again, dont be fooled by which company has the best HD. I used to know some1 who worked for comcast as well as dish and they both confirmed that all companies have the same HD. It's all just marketing bro...
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Dishnet versus DirecTV

Sorry to hijack but what/who do you Direct and Dish customers use for ISP?

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Sorry to hijack but what/who do you Direct and Dish customers use for ISP?
We have att home and cell phones, also DSL. Then Directv for tv service. I'm happy.

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Is the dsl speed fast enough to stream Netflix to your tv and how much is it?

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Google is your friend for prices.

I also had AT&T DSL, but never used netflix so can't say. They have diff packages.

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I use to work for DTV till to day ,i hate them but i think they use better technology than dish ,u can get whole home DVR and more, If u will get shity technician to install the service u will get shity service it is 50/50 chance lol.Customer service suck after 90 days and for the time u are under the conctract !

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