Comcast or Satellite?

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  1. Matt Butler

    Matt Butler Screenwriter

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    Im really pissed at comcast. Their customer service is craptacular and their billing doesnt make sense as well. I feel as Im getting ripped off.

    I dont need a bunch of movie channels; I just want basic cable; VH1, E!, Spike etc. Im thinking about DirectTV or Dish and adding Tivo. I dont want to paying through the nose which is one reason Im dropping Comcast like a bad habit.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    I am thinking of getting Direct TV. Can someone tell me if they have had good experiences with this company. I have cable now and its way too much money (around $50.00 a month) for what you get.
     
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  4. Jodee

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    I dropped Comcast Digital for DirecTV/DirecTivo this past March and it was the best decision I've made all year.

    I now have 3 DireTivo units in the house--it is a wonderful thing.

    Get thee-self a DirecTivo now! It is soooo much better than my old Comcast/ReplayTV set-up. Recording two channels at once, no missed channel changes, and the quality is absolutely stunning.

    I have had zero problems with DirecTV and I am an extremely happy customer. Plus you can now get the DirecTivo units for $99 or less! I think it's an absolute no-brainer.

    I probably sound like a commercial, but I am so happy with my TV set-up now I feel I have to recommend it to everyone! [​IMG]
     
  5. anthony_b

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    I was with Directv for 8 years, I loved it until it was time to go HD...Directv's basic packages offer more for the money than cable...I switched to my cable company about two weeks ago mainly because of the "no out of pocket expense" for an HD reciever and local sports and channels in HD. With D* you need to purchase your own reciever plus an OTA for HD....

    Basic channels = Directv
    HD= CABLE.
     
  6. Matt Butler

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    Is Dish Tivo the same as DirectTivo? Dish is offering a signup with "free" equipment right now. Or should I drop the coin and buy the DirectTivo?
     
  7. Mikel_Cooperman

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  8. Tom Meyer

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    The "Dish TiVO" isn't a TiVO. It runs its own PVR software, which I hear isn't nearly as good as TiVO. Besides, getting dual tuners w/ a DTiVO should be the clincher for just about everyone.
     
  9. Jodee

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    Aside from the receiver, adding Tivo service to your DirecTV is only $5 a month (much cheaer than stand-alone Tivo).

    And if you have multiple D-Tivo's you only pay one service fee.

    I also think they waive the Tivo serive fee if you have the Premium package with all channels.
     
  10. Neil White

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    Sorry to hijack this thread but I have a question.

    I have an old Sony D* receiver that's on the blink. Thinking about going to the Directv TiVo thing. What's the actual receiver like? Does the guide compare to the Sony's. Is there any major functionality lost? I've never had a TiVo (can you tell).

    I also believe the community is eagerly awaiting an HD version. If true, I may wait until that's turns-up as the TV this is attached to is an HDTV.

    Thanks

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  11. Matt Butler

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    I think Im sold on DirectTivo. I just need to find out if my apt balcony faces the right direction for the satellite.
     

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