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i had comcast in Evanston, now I have directTV in chicago. I liked comcast better

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Good choice, many say their HD is better as it isn't as compressed.. Don't have to worry about your antenna either.

On demand is good... now if they can just activate the USB port on the DVR box. I talked to the rep and she said it is coming.




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I may move to direct tv if comcast doesn't extend the deal they are giving me

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I just upgraded from standard to digital for the DV-R yesterday...found out my internet goes from $25/mo to $45/mo in April..., may have to look elsewhere for internet.

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I may move to direct tv if comcast doesn't extend the deal they are giving me
ya dude just call them when your deal is up, they will offer you thier curret deal.

I was paying 60 bucks a month for internet and basic cable through comcast. and paying 100 a month for directv and thats with no movie channels.

with comcast I am now dropping the dish, and will have my internet, more Hidef chanels hbo and showtime, one hidef dual tuner dvr, and one regualr box for my bedroom as well as that Ondemand service for 100 bucks a month.

they did this by dropping my internet to 19.95 a month for 6 months and i am getting 25 bucks a month off for 16 months for dropping the dish.




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how were you paying $100 a month for direcTV? If you didn't have movie channels then something is wrong, unless you have 10 recievers.

I'd go to comcast if the standard def picture was any near as good.

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how were you paying $100 a month for direcTV? If you didn't have movie channels then something is wrong, unless you have 10 recievers.

I'd go to comcast if the standard def picture was any near as good.
The SD channels 0-99 are pretty bad.. the rest are okay..




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I think we only pay like $70 for DishNetwork w/out HD but have movie channels & DVR and $14.95 for DSL.

Waiting for DishNet to quit only selling the HD DVR boxes..UGH!


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Hmmm...I may have to recheck the 0-99 channels. I may be switching to Comcast at the new place. I too have both DTV and Comcast currently.
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I am dropping DirecTV for Comcast as well. DirecTV's HD programming is too much of a hassle and totally lacking.

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Hmmm...I may have to recheck the 0-99 channels. I may be switching to Comcast at the new place. I too have both DTV and Comcast currently.
0-99 are your basic channels and for many of them there is a HD counterpart with the same programming, locals, Discovery, ESPN, TNT....ect...

Channels you have to deal with are Commedy central, MTV....VH1...ect..

Go to Comcast to check which channels are digital and which are not, I don't really watch much below 99 anyways. Channels 200 - 299 are digital and carry much of the same content, TLC, History channel, ect..




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Update, I just got of the phone with a certain member here who works for comcast. Channels 0-99 are now digital so they will have the same clear directv style picture. Of course this is for new installs. they are inthe process of upgrading older customers. So now there is definitly no reason for me to stay with Direct.




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Update, I just got of the phone with a certain member here who works for comcast. Channels 0-99 are now digital so they will have the same clear directv style picture. Of course this is for new installs. they are inthe process of upgrading older customers. So now there is definitly no reason for me to stay with Direct.
they're only digital with a cable box or cable card, right?

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Yes you would need a box.




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bummer. no wonder every single channel looks like shit without one.

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bummer. no wonder every single channel looks like shit without one.
Yup, call up and order a box, theres no contracts if you dont like it you just give it back.




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Yup, call up and order a box, theres no contracts if you dont like it you just give it back.
I'm in love with my Tivo.

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Not a big fan of tivo, like a lot of former ultimate tv customers the interface just doesnt make me happy at all. The efforts they have taken to make it idiot proof for the mass's, have made it more of a pain in the ass to seach for shows and set up your recording lists. Just something as simple as being able to delete an entire folder of shows at one time on ultimate TV is one thing I miss, I hate going through and deleting one show at a time. But all in all the service is good, just not entirly happy with it. plus I'm sick of paying two bills every month and direct is waaaay to slow on bringing the technology to market.

I was a staunch supporter of DTV's for years, but they really have fallen behind in the race as of late.




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ultimate TV was good. Tivo is always coming out with software updates. I can group my shows in folders. The real problem is not how good Tivo is, its how BAD the other DVR's are. I'm not willing to deal with that.

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Since I just moved to Arkansas(Route 53 south of Joliet) I had to go for Direct, no comcast out there.

I'm hoping I won't be too dissapointed.

I was sick of paying comcast though, my bill was almost $75 for digi cable with no movie channels or internet access.
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So what's wrong with Dishnetwork? or is it most people go Direct because of Tivo? I've got the DVR thru Dish and never have any problems and does what I need it to.

I think I remember reading that DishNet has the most HD channels in their lineup even.

Oh well just wondering why people pick Direct over DishNet. Last I looked their prices were higher even.


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ultimate TV was good. Tivo is always coming out with software updates. I can group my shows in folders. The real problem is not how good Tivo is, its how BAD the other DVR's are. I'm not willing to deal with that.
Ya I hear ya, I do folders as well. I havent used the new comcast DVR that just came out yet. Hopefully it will be better than old models. the one I'm getting is a brand new model. but even if its slightly worse, saving 60 bucks a month is nice I dont mind being the guinea pig on this one. I'll report back on the system.




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So what's wrong with Dishnetwork? or is it most people go Direct because of Tivo? I've got the DVR thru Dish and never have any problems and does what I need it to.

I think I remember reading that DishNet has the most HD channels in their lineup even.

Oh well just wondering why people pick Direct over DishNet. Last I looked their prices were higher even.
Dishnet sucks cause I said so...

Diectv is a better system than dishnet, most people I know who have had both usually end up staying with directv. Not sure of the specifics though since I never had it. just know what other people have said.




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You still cannot delete an entire folder though with Tivo. Beyond calling a rep, how does one check the duration of their DTV contract? Does moving preclude one from continuing service?
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Ya I hear ya, I do folders as well. I havent used the new comcast DVR that just came out yet. Hopefully it will be better than old models. the one I'm getting is a brand new model. but even if its slightly worse, saving 60 bucks a month is nice I dont mind being the guinea pig on this one. I'll report back on the system.
I still dont know how you were paying $100 a month. I pay about $55 for Total Choice Plus Locals, Tivo service, and an additional reciever.

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