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Old 08-06-2012, 12:25 PM   #1
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Comcast, DirectTV, Dish or Other? Internet?

Moving to a new city and my roomates and I are debating the whole Comcast, DirectTV, Dish dilemna, and what we should use for TV and Internet (don't need voice because it's 2012...). I personally like Comcast internet and DirectTV because that's what my parents have, but obviously they are in a better financial situation that I. Comcast makes things pretty simple with internet and tv bundled together..... but comcasts Xfinity seems like it has a lot of growing pains. IDK....

Anyway, what are you usuing? what do you pay? What set up do you have? (multi-room DVR, bare bones circa 1999 package, etc). If you are using a dish service, what are you using for Internet? ATT Uverse?

As far as ATT goes, i don't know anything about them, but my roomate hates them because he went with them when they first came out and when he had to leave his apartment they stuck him with a $1000 cancelation + Misc. fees so that's out of the question....
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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I would suggest Verizon FIOS but we have been having issues with them. $236 a month and we get a shitty pic that drops out often. We are about to move and we are not locked into a contract so we are waiting to switch.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:33 PM   #3
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we have DirectTV and ATT for internet. like them both. when we first moved (march of ’08) we had some problems with setting the internet up. but it’s all good! most our problems wear with the password to allow computers to use it. but all is good now.


edit: my brother hates Comcast. his bill for internet, tv and he had to add history channel and natgeo(and a few other channels he wanted). his bill was never the same every month. him and his gf got a house and he refuses to get use comcast for anything ever agin.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:35 PM   #4
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I use Comcast and pay $140 for digital and internet. I've never had any issues.
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I use Comcast and pay $140 for digital and internet. I've never had any issues.
This is more or less the same for me. The Internet is smoking fast, the HD selection is not bad at all, and always growing. But the kicker is, no one's On Demand is as good as Comcast. Dish doesn't carry, A&E any longer, so no Breaking Bad or Hell on Wheels.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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Our local cable company is Charter, and until a few months ago we used them for Internet and phone and had DirecTV. Charter TV sucked, which is why we went with DirecTV.

A few months ago we switched to UVerse to save money, and at first had some issues due to incomplete installation. They were really pissing me off. After a couple more visits they finally got it right, and we haven't had any real issues since.

We are saving about $40 a month right now, but the price will go up once our 1 year contract is up. Depending on the difference, I will probably switch back to DirecTV and Charter. I loved DirecTV, and Charter's internet was rock solid and super fast. Uverse is not impressing me and is "just enough".
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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We have DirecTV and AT&T for Internet. Had this set up for almost 7 years. No problems. The guy who put the dish up did a great job and I rarely have issues when it rains or snows. I switch to U-verse for two weeks. I hated it. It was awsome when it worked. Once their "inside" and "outside" people got thier crap together, they determined my 20 year old phone lines couldn't handle the bandwidth.
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I've had Dish for many years and never had any issues with my service. I know there are a lot of people that say DirecTV is better but I've dealt with Direct and I like my Dish better.
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I have Directv and Time Warner Cable for internet. Got an awesome priced of $29.99 for 2 yrs with Directv which includes pretty much all the channels you could want. I have HBO pkg which is $16/month extra and for TV/internet combined I pay about $85/month
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Time Warner internet has been pretty well so far. Dish network TV not so, they do not treat us good at all guess its cause we have the cheapest package. The Embarq people wanted here at my old apartment for DSL $30 one-time setup fee for my telephone line plus $25 a month for the phone line and then $50 a month for the DSL I laughed then left.
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If you can bundle both I would get the broadband and cable from the same company. Probably will be cheaper that way and you will only have to deal with one company. Unfortunatley I cannot do that, we have no cable provider where I live so we have Direct tv which is really good except during a thunderstorm and Verizon DSL. Dealing with direct tv is easy dealing with Verizon is another story, but are dsl is pretty good, I wouldn't get satellite internet as I have heard it stinks.
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