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Spacey gives in to the dark side...
« on: February 13, 2008, 09:38:16 AM »

I'm sure it's been rehashed over and over here, but I'm far too lazy to use the search feature.

With the impending change to digital, I've decided that rather than buy a converter for each of our TVs to continue to get sub-par reception of only local channels, I'm giving in. So... Dish Network or DirecTV?

I've already ruled out Comcast, as their non-introductory pricing is far more expensive than the other two and I'm already having difficulty bringing myself to pay for TV, particularly TV that continues to have commercial interruptions. I'm leaning Dish Network as they're the least expensive of the two and it appears that I can add local channels and DVR service and still come in lower cost than DirecTV's basic package.

Bearing in mind that I'm not concerned with HD in the foreseeable future, and that the only programming that might sway my opinion one way or the other would be the available sports (only those originating in the U.S., though  Devil), and the wife is only concerned with Animal Planet and Discovery, is there a clear advantage DirecTv over Dish?
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Re: Spacey gives in to the dark side...
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 10:40:52 AM »

A couple of my colleague's swear by Dish.  They say it is great and haven't had any problems what so ever.  I don't have either so I'm no help.  My in-laws have DirectTV and have all sorts of problems with it.  If I had to choose I'd try Dish. 

But I wouldn't listen to me as I don't know.  I'm scared of using a satelite with all the trees around my house.  Doubt I'd get good reception with either one. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 10:42:03 AM »

if you really plan for no hd anytime soon (  Disgusted   Dead Horse )  then go with DISH and the DVR as long as that gives you the most channels YOU (and swmbo) like/want at the price.   for SD pic quality, both should be pretty much equal.   and dvr'ing is the only way to watch stuff (excluding live sports)
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 10:53:35 AM »

I have Directv based on recommendations of others 5 years ago. I have no experience with Dish but I've been pretty happy.
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Re: Spacey gives in to the dark side...
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 11:33:59 AM »

*fiddlesticks* Dish Network

*fiddlesticks* DirecTV
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 11:41:52 AM »

*fiddlesticks* Dish Network

*fiddlesticks* DirecTV
You're too late, I've already signed up for Dish. They're coming to install tomorrow.  Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 11:45:47 AM »

Welcome to the 20th century
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 11:47:19 AM »

Welcome to the 20th century
Do I need a color TV for my satellite service to work properly?
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 11:54:38 AM »

*fiddlesticks* Dish Network

*fiddlesticks* DirecTV
You're too late, I've already signed up for Dish. They're coming to install tomorrow.  Shocked

50/50 chance and you picked the wrong one.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008, 11:56:19 AM »

Welcome to the 20th century
Do I need a color TV for my satellite service to work properly?
Not sure.  Aske?

Does your tv look like this?


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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2008, 12:12:31 PM »

Welcome to the 20th century
Do I need a color TV for my satellite service to work properly?
Yes.  And make sure they check your blinker fluid, too.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2008, 09:40:26 AM »

I pity the poor bastard climbing up your house to install the dish today.  We have 50 mph winds here and snow drifting all over the place. 
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 10:09:02 AM »

I pity the poor bastard climbing up your house to install the dish today.  We have 50 mph winds here and snow drifting all over the place. 

50/50 chance he doesn't even make it up to the roof if he's using spacey's ladder.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 10:41:29 AM »

I pity the poor bastard climbing up your house to install the dish today.  We have 50 mph winds here and snow drifting all over the place. 

Crappy day to be a dish guy or a flower delivery person.  Shocked

Dude called and said he'd be at my house within the hour. We got ~12 new inches at our place overnight, so I also pity the fool.

50/50 chance he doesn't even make it up to the roof if he's using spacey's ladder.

I'm pretty sure the ladder is sound if the operator isn't a spaz.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 11:17:31 AM »

LOL  You're *fiddlesticks*ed.

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