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DishNetwork vs. DirectTv????

I'm gonna be moving and thinking about getting Satellite again. Cable is OVERPRICED!


Last time I had it I got dishnetwork. I liked it, but was wondering about DirectTv.


Anybody know the differences if any besides prices? Anyone rated better then the other? I also seen DishNet has a deal going on right now with the DVR's included with signing up. Does Direct do anything like this?


Anyone know of a link that maybe compares them?


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Try checking out avsforum.com I personally like Directv better.




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Direct TV has a smaller dish....although I liked the box I got with my Dish network system. I haven't had Direct TV before. My only bad experience with Dish network was that when I moved I was unable ot install the system at my condo. They tried liek hell to make me pay a $120 installation fee because I hadn't completed the 1 year on my service. Luckily my credit card number had changed so they couldn't automatically withdrawl the amount. I wrote a letter with a copy of a letter from my condo assocaition statign that I could only mount a dish on my porch.... my porch however faces NE an therefore the building blocks the SSW.

I unfortuately have cable now. I'll probably cancel it in the next month since i should be movign soon anyway and you don't get shit on basic digital for $50. and Basic non-digital you get even less and the reception is total crap!.. and they charge $40 for that BS!!!
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If you are a previous Dish or DTV customer who has cancelled, you will not qualify for new promotions. Dish will do a movers promotion (they will move your dish for free when you commit to another year of the minimum 60 channel package @ $24.99).

FYI for Comcast subscribers - you will no longer be able to get premium packages (i.e. - HBO, Showtime, etc.) if you have analog cable. You must have digital cable in order to receive premiums. This was as of Friday.
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directv with a built in dvr is the bomb-diggity.

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I just did a little research and it seems the DVR from DishNet records 100hrs compared to only 35hrs from DirectTv.

The prices are comparable, but


DirectTv for install 2room is $99 and only 1 DVR allowed.
DishNet for install 2room is $49 credit back on first bill and both rooms with Dvr's.


Hmmmz seems like DishNet has the better deal for the most part.

DirectTv $42.99 w/locals + $4.99 per Dvr +$4.99 per extra receiver 150channels--- $39.99 for 130 channels

DishNet $44.99 + $5.99 locals + $4.98 per DVR +$4.99 per extra reciever 180 channels---$34.99 120 channels


Any other info is appreciated


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Look at how many TV's you want to hook up and go from there when comparing satellite. There are quite a few options out there, including HD & DVR's for free with Dish. You will need to purchase any HD or DVR products with DTV.
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i have directv and i am staying with it!



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DirectTV with TIVO, no other option.

They have a deal going on. Go to ther website.

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Directv = football package.

Dish = no football package.
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I just did a little research and it seems the DVR from DishNet records 100hrs compared to only 35hrs from DirectTv.

The prices are comparable, but


DirectTv for install 2room is $99 and only 1 DVR allowed.
DishNet for install 2room is $49 credit back on first bill and both rooms with Dvr's.


Hmmmz seems like DishNet has the better deal for the most part.

DirectTv $42.99 w/locals + $4.99 per Dvr +$4.99 per extra receiver 150channels--- $39.99 for 130 channels

DishNet $44.99 + $5.99 locals + $4.98 per DVR +$4.99 per extra reciever 180 channels---$34.99 120 channels


Any other info is appreciated
Hey Chey,

Check out the link below. This is where Shane and I are gettin' our direct tv equipment from!

Rapid Satellite!

Hope it helps!

We decided to go with Direct TV. Like there stuff better!

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I ended up going with DishNet thru SBC. Thanks to Favorednation


I'll have my Phone/Dsl/Satellite all on one bill at great rates also.


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What am I missing? Direct TV with the premium movie channels is $92 bucks. That is about the same price as Comcast. It's just the base programming that is cheap.

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What am I missing? That is about the same price as Comcast.

Comcast Sucks


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I have dish. Parents have direct. No way am I ever gonna switch unles the becomes a huge price difference.

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Well I had DishNet last time and liked them so gonna go with them again. I was just wondering if there was any real differences which there seems not to be.


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Comcast Sucks

Ahh, all is clear now.

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