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My Cable sucks,is it Time to get a dish?

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by kimo, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    kimo

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    What do you have and is it reliable. Im paying @ $45 a month for charter and it is lousy.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    uverse... only get a dish if it doesnt rain or snow and theres no wind. We loove Uverse!
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    kimo

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    Funny you mention wind, cause we are having the fiercest wind storm here in central Cali I have ever seen. Thats why my cable is out again. But, no, we do not usually get this wind, no snow here either. Around here its direct TV or dish network. I might check into direct, here most people like them, but not cheap once your 2yr start up expires.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    Maverick904

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    our direct tv cuts out when heavy rain or cloud cover moves in
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:08 PM
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    DirecTV normally has better deals than cable, normally ... and I am not a fan of DISH.

    I had DTV for years and loved it ... with COMCAST now (long story) and have great high speed internet and low prices for the first year.

    EDIT: Best deals on DirecTV & DISH are at Sam's & COSTCO (great incentives there, including big discounts and/or large cash cards)
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  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    I've had Direct tv for 15+ years and love the tv service. Not the customer service though. As long as you don't have a boat load of trees it works fine. Mine does go out if it storms really hard but it is never out more than 5 minutes or so. And most of the time that is just the hd channels. The hd is harder to pick up the signal so when it go out most of the time I can just switch to the sd channels. Thing is when I had cable, it would go out when it stormed but would be out for a day or two until the cable co. made it out to fix it. The sat. comes back as the storm levels off or clears up. And my picture quality is superior. Looks as good as my Blu Ray. It's not cheap though.

    Oh, I can't say about any snow though since I live in GA. Did have a good snow last winter for us anyway, about 8 inches. Satellite never went out.
     
  7. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    I dropped my cable company and got direct tv and love it and I pay about $55 with my he dvr
     
  8. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    The'll give a new customer a great deal on equipment to sign up, it's when you renew, that's when they try to stick it to you. That is my big argument with them. A new customer can get a great deal while a loyal customer like me gets the shaft. But I've learned it takes arguing till I'm blue in the face and threatening to switch to Dish to get a comparable deal. :mad:
     
  9. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    ... ^^^ ... this is what I do too ... even changed names on acct. ( me to wife & back) to keep low (1st year's price) cable price.:D

    ALL of them (satellite & cable) have lost a lot of customers to antenna, Netflix, Hulu and etc. and are willing to really deal now.
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  10. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    Ya, we are with charter....wish comcast was available out here, I here its great cable/internet.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    I have heard that you need to haggle with them when your 2yr term is up. Glad its workin for you so far.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    With COMCAST, you have to haggle every 6 to 12 months (with no contract).
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  13. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    I have Dish Network and my only complaint is when a storm comes in or I fart loud then the signal goes out for a little bit.
     
  14. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Ohh yea op if you get direct tv and give them my account # and we each get $100
    You can do this with up to 10 people I think
     
  15. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Or my account number. :rolleyes:

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  16. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    I work for Dish as an installer, 8 years. I've had Directv as well for some time. We are the cheapest and have HD free for life. Dtv is good but high trouble call fees. Every satellite can and will go out. But if tuned to maximum with no obstructions, this should cut short outages. Cable tv is satellite, its just broadcast down the powerlines. Hope this helps. :)
     
  17. Dec 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    I have Dish Network and love it
     
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