Directv or Dish Network???

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by FedererForehand, Jan 2, 2009.

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Which Dish company do you prefer?

  1. Dish Network

    1 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Directv

    4 vote(s)
    80.0%
  1. FedererForehand

    FedererForehand Banned

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    Currently a Dish Network customer considering a move to Directv. I have not had any bad experiences with Dish Network but I saw an ad that would save me about $20/month for the next year or so, then my rates would go back to about where I am at now. Wouldn't have to pay for the switch since Directv would install free.

    Is saving $20 a month for a year worth it?
     
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  2. NickC

    NickC Professional

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    I've got DirecTV. It's a bit pricey with the added HD package, but it's kickass, TBH. I have the sports pack and the HD pack, and it's worth it, IMO. My cousin has Dish Network and I tried it out a couple of times at his place and I liked it, but wasn't really impressed. And besides, DirecTV has the Tennis Channel in HD, which is sweet.
     
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  3. FedererForehand

    FedererForehand Banned

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    anyone else...
     
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  4. scotus

    scotus Legend

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    Read the fine prints carefully.

    Often you get the low price for 1 year but you need to sign a contract for 2 years to get that low price (especially on the equipment discount).

    So be prepared for what you will have to pay the second year.
     
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  5. FedererForehand

    FedererForehand Banned

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    Yes - I read that my price will go up after 12 months and I am agreeing to be a customer for 18 months. Basically its saving $20/ month for a year then I'd be back where I started from only with a new company.
     
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  6. sureshs

    sureshs Bionic Poster

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    I am getting DirectTV on Monday. To get free dishes and installation, you need to sign up for a 24 month contract (penalty is $20 per remaining month if you quit). But remember to ask for a waiver of the 19.99 "delivery charge." I shouted at them and then they agreed to waive it.
     
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  7. SourStraws

    SourStraws Rookie

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    Direct all the way
     
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