dish vs direct tv

Discussion in 'Technology' started by improtected, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. improtected

    improtected New Member

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    hey, gurus.. just bought a new house with direct sat. on top.

    which would you choose.. dish or direct? does it make a difference that the direct dish is already on the roof and pointed the right way? have any of you tried direct's high speed? (the one i currently use through my cable is shit.)

    my dad has dish, that's what i'm used to and what i was leaning towards. but then i saw that direct has the internet option.

    then i guess later we'll get into the how in the hell am i going to fix the yard discussion
    thx
     
  2. ucicare

    ucicare Active Member

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    I have direct a TV Tivo receiver and 4 boxes. You can borrow it forever.
    We can't use it here.
     
  3. Dwaine Scum

    Dwaine Scum New Member

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    both are equally as shitty as the other, dish network has more religious rip-off channels
     
  4. MAJ Havoc

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    I have Direct. The cable where I used to live was hosed so I went with satellite. I haven't had Dish but a friend did and ended up swapping for Direct (due to some customer service issues, I think.) I have the Directv HD package (which is sweet). It seems the two services provide the same channels, PPV, etc. I don't know about the religious rip-off channels that so offend Dwaine because I only watch a few channels myself. I have kids and it's great to have two Disneys, two Nickelodeons, a Cartoon Network [adult swim], and such on 24/7. Having the kids zone out to cartoons is muich easier than parenting ;D


    I haven't looked much into the hi-speed internet via Direct except to discover that it's expensive compared to phone DSL or cable.
     
  5. phatboy

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    So does it come with ESPN HD standard? Comcast offers it here, but there is a monthly charge for it, sucks, but I can watch all the other channels HD, so as long as the SEC has CBS I can get it in HD, just the Saturday Night Games that throw me off.
     
  6. improtected

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    i don't know, i don't think it's that much more. right now we're at $80/mo thru comcast w internet and it hardly ever works.

    their 'plus HD' pkg is $59.99/12 mos w 195 channels including locals and DVR. if you add the net it's $79.99 - $89.99/mo total. and yes, darling, that includes ESPN HD - as well as ESPN2 HD

    so then what would you suggest? comcast is shit. and internet via comcast is horrible.

    thanks for the offer.
     
  7. phatboy

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    So why dont you get that package and then I can stop by and watch ESPN in HD and you can make me some 'sammiches'...... ;D
     
  8. improtected

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    sounds good.. you any good at massage?
     
  9. Dwaine Scum

    Dwaine Scum New Member

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    Hugesnet is worse.I hate you so I say, go for it...
     
  10. phatboy

    phatboy New Member

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    Depends, are you going to request the 'happy ending'? ::)
     
  11. TheGrimJesus

    TheGrimJesus New Member

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    I prefer Dish
     
  12. improtected

    improtected New Member

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    maybe i should just hook you up with a paint brush, smart ass
     
  13. phatboy

    phatboy New Member

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    ??? ??? ??? ??? Paint Brush? ??? ??? ??? ???
    ??? ??? ??? ??? Smart Ass? ??? ??? ??? ???
    :'( :'( :'( :'( I don't get it :'( :'( :'( :'(

    I joke, I joke, I keed, I keed.
     
  14. improtected

    improtected New Member

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    aw, you're such a doll. thanks.
     
  15. MAJ Havoc

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    You get the ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS HD via the off-air antenna. The Direct HD package includes ESPN-HD, ESPN2-HD, TNT, HDNet, HDNet Movies, Discovery HD, maybe a couple others. My HDTV is a monitor only so I need the HD box for a tuner but I do like the ESPNs around football season.
     
  16. phatboy

    phatboy New Member

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    I thought HD was a bunch of BS, till I got the 42" LCD TV. I wont watch anything regular if it is offered in HD.
     
  17. MAJ Havoc

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    Word. If I come home and my wife is watching regular network TV, I have to "channel up" to the "-1" if you know what I'm saying.
     
  18. phatboy

    phatboy New Member

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    Are you saying that you are going to lay the smacketh down with your +2 broad sword????
     
  19. Lomotil

    Lomotil Active Member

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    I think he's referring to the infamous 'minus world' in the original Super Mario Bros. game... ;D
     
  20. phatboy

    phatboy New Member

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    Oh I was under the impression that it was the way to get to the PORN...If I go below 0 on my cable it goes to the PPV adult stuff....
     

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