Digital Cable vs Dish Network

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  1. STLMIKE

    STLMIKE Stunt Coordinator

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    I would say that my cable service is tolerable...no better. Has anyone had any satellite horror stories?

    4 DSS receivers plus digital video recorder will cost the same as digital cable w/only 2 receivers. I'm ready to switch, I'm just concerned that DSS will have reliability problems (i.e. outages, etc.)

    Any comments will be appreciated.

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. Paul_Ptaaty

    Paul_Ptaaty Stunt Coordinator

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    I had digital cable and went to Dish Network....

    I guess dish has a little better pq, but it is slightly laggy (like all sats). I cannot think of one time when the service was out...

    If you go with dish do youself a favor and get a PVR model, more than anything this is what makes the system. Similar to TIVO and built right into the interface in an all in one unit.
     
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    My plans exactly Paul. Thanks.
     
  4. PhilipW

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    I just signed up with Dish and got the free 811 HD receiver. It's my first so it seems pretty nice especially since it will integrate the HD I receive off air.
     
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    If your looking to get into HD some cable companies have a lot more choices (local HD and Premium HD channels)with no out of pocket expenses. I went from Directv (8 years) back to cable for this..I have 12 HD channels including locals and an HD box provided by the company.
     
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    I've owned Dish for 4 years now. Cable wasn't offered at the time in my neighborhood since it was brand new. During some severe storms, the signal has been lost (temporarily - like less than a minute), but that has only happened maybe a handful of times over 4 years. I especially like the Payperview movies - excellent picture quality and digital audio (especially the ones that broadcast in dolby digital).

    My buddy up the street had cable and was sick of paying higher prices and getting a crappy picture. He switched and has been much happier - he got the 510 DVR model.

    I still have a very old model for my receiver, haven't decided which sat receiver I want to upgrade too.
     
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    bump
     
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    Not being a Dish customer, I haven't kept up with locals that closely. I knew that had added Memphis and Little Rock but Fort Smith/Fayetteville is a surprise. I knew it had grown since lived there but I didn't know it was big enough to be carried on satellite. I wish I could get LR or Fayteville on DirecTV. I really miss ARSN and Razorback basketball.

    -Robert
     

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