Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

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Which is your preference?

Direct TV
9
45%
DISH
4
20%
Cable
7
35%
 
Total votes: 20

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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by S197 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:16 pm

A fourth option to consider, Internet TV. One of our clients demoed their new IPTV and I have to say it was very impressive. Picture was crystal clear, channel changes were instant, DVR up to 4 shows at the same time, stop watching in one room move to another and pick up where you left off, lots of other features.

Not to mention when you upgrade to their TV service they give you a nice chunk of bandwith so your Internet connection is blazing. I just wish DirecTV didn't have the monopoly on the NFL ticket.
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by S197 » Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:34 pm

Yup I'm referring to HTTV. The navigation seemed to be very easy when they demoed it for us, how long ago were you a user? Then again a lot of the features, like the DVR, they just told us about, we never really got to see it in action. Sounds like there will be some growing pains.

The other complaint I heard about satellite is all of the programming is on east coast time. That would be a big problem for me. Is that true?
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by S197 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:28 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:But being able to wake up in the morning knowing you will be watching the Vikings game instead of the Raiders, SF, or Dallas is worth it IMO.
For this reason alone I would be all over DirecTV but my condo AOAO might have an issue with me hanging a satellite dish out my window. I also like that they have that mobile NFL so you can watch games on your laptop. I wish they would sell that as a separate package, I would buy that without a second thought.
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by glg » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:40 am

S197 wrote: For this reason alone I would be all over DirecTV but my condo AOAO might have an issue with me hanging a satellite dish out my window. I also like that they have that mobile NFL so you can watch games on your laptop. I wish they would sell that as a separate package, I would buy that without a second thought.
There are FCC rules that require them to allow it under most circumstances.

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/installing-co ... ite-dishes
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by S197 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:44 pm

glg wrote: There are FCC rules that require them to allow it under most circumstances.

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/installing-co ... ite-dishes
Interesting, never realized that. Still not feasible in my case unfortunately.
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by S197 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:22 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:I'm sure you probably heard but if you have a PS3, you can purchase the Sunday Ticket this year, no dish needed. You'll pay what most DTV subscribers pay ($300+). Don't have details but I assume you'll have access to archived games since you won't be able to DVR anything.
I didn't realize that, thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I have an Xbox :wallbang:

I would pay the $300 but on top of paying for a PS3? That's a little much for me.
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by hibbingviking » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:41 am

directv is the best if you are a sports fan. especially a nfl fan. i watch the nfl network all the time. :smilevike:
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Re: Cable vs. Dish vs. Direct TV

Post by GoldenBear91 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:14 pm

wow, I am realy in the stone age. I just have basic channels...no internet either...
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Post by vikeinmontana » Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:03 pm

GoldenBear91 wrote:wow, I am realy in the stone age. I just have basic channels...no internet either...
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