Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests to win things like this Logitech Harmony Ultimate Remote and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

sat service: dish vs directv


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
6 replies to this topic

#1 of 7 Sathyan

Sathyan

    Second Unit

  • 298 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 16 2002

Posted July 28 2004 - 06:09 AM

[Location: Saint Joseph, Michigan 49085]

Just got an HDTV (Toshiba 51" RPTV upgrading from composite-only 27" direct view), now programming is needed to take advantage of it. The local cable company (Greene County Cable) doesn't have any HDTV options so now looking at satellite. Mostly interested in HD movie channels (not into sports).

Looking at the lineups (100 or so channel packages), Dish and DirecTV both have the necessary basics (CNN, AMC, TCM, Bravo, History, A&E, Discovery). Is there any difference is picture and sound quality between the two? How about for regular definition TV?

Sirius is inclining me to got with Dish.

Voom is too pricy.

Any thoughts?

thanks
Sathyan


#2 of 7 CurtM

CurtM

    Extra

  • 21 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 25 2004

Posted July 28 2004 - 11:23 AM

When you wrote that Sirius was swaying you with dish, did you mean directv? I know that direct has a great offer with Sirius. hdtvdishdirect

I like both, I own dish (without HD) and also have seen Directv in HD and was very impressed.

Good Luck!

"Why, Wild Bill"

Deadwood Fans

#3 of 7 Robert_J

Robert_J

    Lead Actor

  • 8,051 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 22 2000
  • Real Name:Robert
  • LocationMississippi

Posted July 29 2004 - 01:01 AM

Quote:
When you wrote that Sirius was swaying you with dish, did you mean directv?
He probably meant Dish since Dish now carries some (maybe all) Sirius music channels.

-Robert

#4 of 7 Mark Paquette

Mark Paquette

    Supporting Actor

  • 519 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 08 1999

Posted July 29 2004 - 01:48 AM

I've used both and have been happy with both. I switched to Directv a few years back because they were the only provider that carried the NHL Center Ice package. I do subscribe to their HD package as well. Just check out the programming packages each offers and then decide which one fits your needs the best. I think it's like a Ford vs. Chevy debate.

#5 of 7 Ken Seeber

Ken Seeber

    Supporting Actor

  • 788 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 05 1999

Posted July 29 2004 - 02:29 AM

If you've got the money, Dish's PVR-921 HD receiver/hard-disk recorder is awfully sweet. Two built-in HD tuners capable of picking up satellite and over-the-air broadcasts, and a 250 GB hard drive.

#6 of 7 Eric Samonte

Eric Samonte

    Screenwriter

  • 1,325 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 31 1999

Posted July 29 2004 - 11:23 AM

Ken..do u have one of those? The guy from Dish that "installed" my 811 says its still awfully buggy that he doesn't recommend it...yet.

#7 of 7 Robert_J

Robert_J

    Lead Actor

  • 8,051 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 22 2000
  • Real Name:Robert
  • LocationMississippi

Posted July 30 2004 - 12:55 AM

Quote:
If you've got the money, Dish's PVR-921 HD receiver/hard-disk recorder is awfully sweet
Even if he has the money, they are hard to find. Dish has never cranked up production because of all the bugs. Rumor is that they are designing another model to replace the 921.

Quote:
Two built-in HD tuners capable of picking up satellite and over-the-air broadcasts
Two satellite HD tuners but only one OTA HD tuner. HD DirecTivo has dual satellite and dual OTA HD tuners.

Quote:
and a 250 GB hard drive
Same as a stock HD DirecTivo. The HD DirecTivo can be upgraded to dual 300GB drives. Dish has always made it difficult to upgrade their equipment.

-Robert


Back to TV Programming



Forum Nav Content I Follow