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What would be best choice DirectTV or Dish

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gerard Martin, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. Gerard Martin

    Gerard Martin Second Unit

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    In terms of customer support, reliability, programming, price, picture quality, which supports 5.1. What do you have and are you satisfied?. I would require two receivers. TIA.
     
  2. Rob Tenniswood

    Rob Tenniswood Stunt Coordinator

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    I've got DirecTV. If you sign up soon, you'll be able to get all the channels and every NFL game for about $40 a month for the first three months. After that, it's about $80 a month to keep all the channels, but they have a variety of pricing plans from about 21.99, so you can probably find what you're looking for. The major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) don't have network-wide contracts with DirecTV, so there's a possibility that you can't get those stations on the dish without first getting a letter of authorization from the local affiliate. Other than that, the selection is pretty decent. Customer service has held it's own since I've been with them - they've always made the changes that I've requested at a moment's notice, etc. As for reliability, I've only had one instance where I didn't get any reception, and that was because a storm blew the dish over. The picture quality is really crisp - nothing to complain about there.

    Hope it helps,
    -Rob
     
  3. Gerard Martin

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    Rob
    Was the prices you quoted for one or two receivers or does it matter, does DirectTV
    support DD 5.1, Thanks.
     
  4. Rob Tenniswood

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    Gerard - the price I quoted was for one reciever. I actually don't know if DirecTV supports 5.1

    -Rob
     
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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    save your money on the 5.1 unit,get the analog and a good prologic 2 reciever,my brother paid 350.00$ for a sony w/digital out and my analog sounds much better,btw ive had no trouble at all from directv,awesome service IMO.
     
  7. GeoffL

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    I've got DISH and am extremely happy.
    It's cheaper and excellent service.

    Dish now offers 3 free months. Also, even though
    Dish doesn't have NFL ticket, they do have a sports package that offers ~60% of all NFL games. Plus, they offer collegiate football games (GO Purdue!!!).

    I've been extremely happy with Dish. IMHO, it ends up being a lot cheaper for the same service.
     
  8. Rob Tenniswood

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    Boo Purdue! Go IRISH!
     
  9. JustinP

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    Screw the Irish. Go Trojans!!! [​IMG]
     
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  11. matt bee

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    Yup, $350 seems pretty steep. I paid $100 (after rebate) for my Ultimate TV receiver w/ digital audio out. I didn't even want the UTV, but the unit was on sale for cheaper than the regular receiver w/ digital audio. I ordered the UTV service just to try it for a month, now I don't think I could live without it.

    Oh, and I've been very happy with DirecTV so far. (3 months now) I just wish there were more shows that utilized the 5.1.
     
  12. DougRogers

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    I am moving into a new house on Saturday and I have been looking for these things. I am going to order this one:
    RCA with DD It is 80 bucks if you install it yourself. So, that is the route I am going to take. My parents have had DTV and Dish. They have finally decided on DTV. My friends have Dish and I was not to impressed but they say it is cheaper. But I am going DTV.
    Doug
     
  13. Rob Tenniswood

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    Bah. Irish all the way!!

    Rob.
     

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