How can I work Direct TV out of a better system?

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  1. James W. Johnson

    James W. Johnson Screenwriter

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    I have a cheap basic Direct TV system , but I would like to upgrade to something better, maybe HDTV and digital audio outs.
    If I threaten to leave them and go with Dish will they hook me up with something better? Or should I call Dish up and ask them what they will give me to make a switch.
    James 'The Swindler' Johnson
     
  2. Leroy

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    Well, being as the HDTV recivers run in the neighborhood of $500 (for the reciever alone, you need the eliptical dish too), I doubt either DirecTV or Dish would be willing to too offer much of a deal.
    Circuit City had a special purchase on the Hughes HIRD-45 receiver w/dual LNB dish for only $50. Dolby Digital Coax/Optical outs, S-video out, 2 composite outs, remote extender(cool little extra). No HDTV, but I'm not too concerened about that with the current lack of available HD channels.
    I upgraded from my basic reviever to this a couple of weeks ago so I could watch Band of Brothers in DD.
    I tried to get a discounted upgrade from Dish at one time, but was told all these great hardware deals are for new customers only. I switched to DirecTV whenI got a free system with my home.
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    Maybe that's the way to do it. Subscribe to Dish and get their new stuff. When the contract runs out, switch to DirecTV. Back and forth. Not a bad idea if I do say so myself!
    Glenn
     

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