Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?

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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:42 pm
  • I have DirecTV. They are very good to deal with and the Sunday Ticket is great. However, I do not get Fox. DirecTV is fighting with them and I don't get them.

    Also, the $2 per game is just the average of all the games they show. I do not think you can cherry pick the games you want to watch.

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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:40 pm
  • DIRECTV is awesome...never have issues with it, the technology has gotten better and better. Sunday Ticket is just an awesome thing for a die hard football fan.

    The DIRECTV Genie (whole home DVR) is great too!
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:50 pm
  • Manbearpig99 wrote:Also, the $2 per game is just the average of all the games they show. I do not think you can cherry pick the games you want to watch.

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    Ahh, that must have been what they were talking about. Trying to break the cost down to make it sound like a deal at $2/game. I never caught the whole thing and was getting excited that you might be able to order on a per game basis like a Pay Per View movie. Oh well maybe they'll come to their senses one of the days do it. They'd probably make way more money.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:40 pm
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    lvnginhwktwn wrote:Howzit HawkWow, you cant go wrong with DTV, love it and the NFL Sunday ticket, its the only way I get to see the 9ers here in Hawk town.


    I actually enjoy watching the Niners...always have. Obviously, since moving to the NFC, I do not hope for their success but they are an interesting, entertaining team on the football field. But I definitely enjoyed them more pre-Harbaugh.

    You know Hawaii, so you know you and I are in similar boats. I'm dead in the middle of 9er country (for the most part), but change is in the wind. ; )

    Good health to both of our clubs and thanks for the reply.


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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:05 pm
  • I've had both, and liked both. That said DTV can't come to terms with the Pac 12 so I dumped them and went back to the dish. Oh and here in Seattle, I still have all my channels and I was able to watch the game on Sunday.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:35 pm
  • the DTV & Pac 12 thing pisses me off, luckily I have my ways of getting around it to watch UW games that are televised on Pac 12 Network.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:13 pm
  • Throwdown wrote:the DTV & Pac 12 thing pisses me off, luckily I have my ways of getting around it to watch UW games that are televised on Pac 12 Network.



    Last year I had to watch games either on my laptop, or with my laptop connected to my TV. Either way it wasn't near as good as actual TV, so two weeks ago I switched when Scott said they won't be getting a deal done.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:28 pm
  • Its only 3-4 games though, I'm not really worried about the occasional choppy feed that clears up eventually. If I had to do that for the Seahawks again, I'd lose my damn mind, 2011 season was brutal with no TV.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:43 pm
  • Manbearpig99 wrote:I have DirecTV. They are very good to deal with and the Sunday Ticket is great. However, I do not get Fox. DirecTV is fighting with them and I don't get them.

    Also, the $2 per game is just the average of all the games they show. I do not think you can cherry pick the games you want to watch.

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    You can pay for a NFL game, one at time. Directv doesn't advertise it, but they offer it. Though, it's $25 per game.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:19 pm
  • I might be late with my input, but Direct TV all the way. I've had both too, and I HATED dish network.

    Axx wrote:I work on sundays so i will probably get the NFL.com game rewind thing.
    Is it worth it? Do they spike prices and how long until the games are made available?


    I get the game rewind after the season. It's about $25-$30 with all games from 2009- current with coaches film. They have different packages during the season. I guess the games are not available until after the Sunday night game ends. Or on tuesdays for the monday night ones.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:55 am
  • I have Direct TV, but for only one reason. NFL Sunday ticket. As a new customer the price of Sunday ticket is great. History shows it goes up the following year tho. Also in the rumor mill I've heard that the contract is close to being up, and that the NFL network is heavy in the mix. Not sure how that would play out for you, in my case I need Direct TV to get the NFL net work. Good Luck. GO HAWKS.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:25 pm
  • Normally you can get Sunday Ticket for free as a new customer. After that, it's $200 a year, which isn't bad at all. It used to be close to $300 a couple of years ago.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:12 pm
  • lvnginhwktwn wrote:
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    lvnginhwktwn wrote:Howzit HawkWow, you cant go wrong with DTV, love it and the NFL Sunday ticket, its the only way I get to see the 9ers here in Hawk town.


    I actually enjoy watching the Niners...always have. Obviously, since moving to the NFC, I do not hope for their success but they are an interesting, entertaining team on the football field. But I definitely enjoyed them more pre-Harbaugh.

    You know Hawaii, so you know you and I are in similar boats. I'm dead in the middle of 9er country (for the most part), but change is in the wind. ; )

    Good health to both of our clubs and thanks for the reply.


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    Mon-Thurs on Oahu then home (Kauai) on weekends. Finally had to rent a place downtown. I was averaging 200 flights per year after committing to a project (on Oahu). The original plan was to commute via Super Ferry...you know how that turned out.

    It looks like DishNet lost CBS as well now. We were watching something last night then..poof, it was gone. Replaced by a message blaming "Raycom". Whoever the hell Raycom is.

    We get hooked up Friday afternoon with Direct and I so look forward to notifying Dishnet of the good news. They are some slippery bastage. The day I started this thread, I sat down to watch the game, but couldn't find it. I called Dishnetwork and asked the dude what channel NBC was...and told him I couldn't locate it on the menu. The dude just goes..."Oh, NBC is channel 13". Something didn't feel right so I asked him to hold while I looked. That's when I found the first "Raycom" message. I laid into the dude because it was clear he knew I'd find out there was no F'N NBC, but when I'd call back, I'd get a different operator. Punkass.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:46 pm
  • Nice, I use to do that commute, go to Kauai on Monday come home to Oahu on Friday. I was working for the property management company that ran Coconut Market Place, Princeville Shopping Center and Rice Shopping Center. I painted all of them. Still have a house over in Kane'ohe on Oahu.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:36 pm
  • lvnginhwktwn wrote:Nice, I use to do that commute, go to Kauai on Monday come home to Oahu on Friday. I was working for the property management company that ran Coconut Market Place, Princeville Shopping Center and Rice Shopping Center. I painted all of them. Still have a house over in Kane'ohe on Oahu.



    Ahhhh,

    I knew the guy you worked for..Bill? and he had a side thing called Apex painting (?). I lived in Haole-wood for almost 20 years. Who was the black / Carribean guy? Was his name Tom? Great guy....is that you? I did sports radio in Pville for many years as well as "alterative" rock on Friday nights. I have no doubt we know each other.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:03 pm
  • FWIW, Raycom is one of the largest owners of TV stations in the country. Sinclair is by far the largest (and they own a TON of Fox stations), so things like this happen all the time.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:16 pm
  • taz291819 wrote:FWIW, Raycom is one of the largest owners of TV stations in the country. Sinclair is by far the largest (and they own a TON of Fox stations), so things like this happen all the time.


    Thanks for the info. I hope it doesn't happen to Direct Tv next. I imagine the fine print makes them immune to cancellations. I will be cancelling Dish the second Direct is installed, whether I have to pay off the balance of my contract with them or not. I mean...we're talking football here.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:27 pm
  • Local fox / NBC / abc / CBS have disputes with the carriers all the time. Very different from the time Warner dispute going on now which won't last for very long
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:19 pm
  • pmedic920 wrote:I have Direct TV, but for only one reason. NFL Sunday ticket. As a new customer the price of Sunday ticket is great. History shows it goes up the following year tho. Also in the rumor mill I've heard that the contract is close to being up, and that the NFL network is heavy in the mix. Not sure how that would play out for you, in my case I need Direct TV to get the NFL net work. Good Luck. GO HAWKS.



    It's not a rumor. This is the last year of the contract with DTV and Sunday Ticket. DTV shelled out 4 billion last time to extend the contract. They would probably have to pay quite a bit more this time as well, though they probably won't get it. Sunday Ticket is quite possibly going to be sold individually and have nothing to do with any major tv provider. I haven't heard anything about NFL Network but I know the rest to be true.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:15 am
  • HawkWow wrote:Thanks for the replies all. Is it safe to say Direct TV (currently) gets NBC, CBS and ABC? Seems like a silly question, I know, but I just learned that our cable carrier here (Time Warner) does not get CBS.


    Not only do you get those channels with DirecTV, you get them in HD. NFL Sunday Ticket is free the first year and the second year, which is where I am currently, you pay $150. So, for two years of Sunday Ticket, you pay $75 per year. Not bad.

    If you call and complain about the "new" subscribers getting all those freebies, they'll also lower your bill $10-$20 per month for 15 months which actually pays for Sunday Ticket for you. You have to re-up with the two years though.
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Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:44 pm
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:41 pm
  • HawkWow wrote:
    lvnginhwktwn wrote:Nice, I use to do that commute, go to Kauai on Monday come home to Oahu on Friday. I was working for the property management company that ran Coconut Market Place, Princeville Shopping Center and Rice Shopping Center. I painted all of them. Still have a house over in Kane'ohe on Oahu.



    Ahhhh,

    I knew the guy you worked for..Bill? and he had a side thing called Apex painting (?). I lived in Haole-wood for almost 20 years. Who was the black / Carribean guy? Was his name Tom? Great guy....is that you? I did sports radio in Pville for many years as well as "alterative" rock on Friday nights. I have no doubt we know each other.


    I worked for Asset Realty formerly William Powell and Assoc., we had a maintenance and janitorial division and we recieved so many request for painting that I started a painting division called ARC Painting. Bill Powell was the owner, Bobby or Bob Fleming is the black guy you are thinking of, he was the maintenance Supervisor for Coconut Market Place, I heard his mom was sick with cancer and he moved back to the Virgin Islands.

    We have probably met I'm sure.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:37 pm
  • Yes, Bill Powell. I knew him fairly well and I liked Bob a lot. I was thinking Apex Painting, but now I do recall it was ARC painting (not Apex). Whatcha' doin' up there in the land of the 12th man?

    Why not just convert bro? That 9er thing is only going to cause you heartache...sadness. Let me know if you need a sponsor to help you get to that 12th step. ; )
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:32 pm
  • HawkWow wrote:Yes, Bill Powell. I knew him fairly well and I liked Bob a lot. I was thinking Apex Painting, but now I do recall it was ARC painting (not Apex). Whatcha' doin' up there in the land of the 12th man?

    Why not just convert bro? That 9er thing is only going to cause you heartache...sadness. Let me know if you need a sponsor to help you get to that 12th step. ; )


    What am I doing in Hawk country? You mean besides getting pelted with Hawk shit.....lol

    Moved up to the Puget Sound area in 07, wife works for PSNS now, came over from Pearl Harbor. We were looking for a place somewhere in the NW that I could work and she could keep here government job. So far we love it here, we have a couple of boats and like the crabbing and fishing and so do the relatives when they come over. You know how Hawaiians love their seafood.

    Been a 9er fan since the 70s, don't think I am going to convert. I do root for the NFC West when we are not playing against our rivals. How did you become a Hawk fan in Hawaii?
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:37 pm
  • lvnginhwktwn wrote:
    HawkWow wrote:Yes, Bill Powell. I knew him fairly well and I liked Bob a lot. I was thinking Apex Painting, but now I do recall it was ARC painting (not Apex). Whatcha' doin' up there in the land of the 12th man?

    Why not just convert bro? That 9er thing is only going to cause you heartache...sadness. Let me know if you need a sponsor to help you get to that 12th step. ; )


    What am I doing in Hawk country? You mean besides getting pelted with Hawk shit.....lol

    Moved up to the Puget Sound area in 07, wife works for PSNS now, came over from Pearl Harbor. We were looking for a place somewhere in the NW that I could work and she could keep here government job. So far we love it here, we have a couple of boats and like the crabbing and fishing and so do the relatives when they come over. You know how Hawaiians love their seafood.

    Been a 9er fan since the 70s, don't think I am going to convert. I do root for the NFC West when we are not playing against our rivals. How did you become a Hawk fan in Hawaii?


    I was born in Seattle but my immediate family moved to the Midwest, like dumbass', when I was 5. I became a Packer fan (no Hawks back then). Back home in Seattle, my gramps was a politician and helped get the Kingdome built and the Hawks were born. I started rooting for the Hawks because they meant so much to my Gramps. We moved to Hawaii soon after but I started going back and forth to Seattle, from Kauai, on a regular basis. I became friends with one of the Hawk vice presidents and certainly enjoyed the percs that went with that. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago. So did my gramps, which made the tragedy of SB XL even more tragic.

    You are a lucky man. Pad in Kaneohe and living in Seattle. I can't imagine a more ideal set-up and that is exactly how my retirement will look.

    So what's happening with ARC painting these days? You still holding your C-33?

    I will end this on topic....NEVER USE DISH NETWORK!! Just a terrible company that lies to and cheats their customers. DISH NETWORK SUCKS!
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:25 pm
  • Bill and I are still friends, but we had a parting of the ways. He still has ARC Painting, but he has a different RME. Kinda funny because his new RME is from Seattle. I currently own a painting business over in Kitsap County, my company is Aloha Painting & Housecalls.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:26 am
  • I have Direct. I have been mostly pleased. However, Thursday night, NFL network could not be seen. A message appeared that if I wanted to order it I could.

    Excuse me, but I PAY FOR IT AS PART OF MY PACKAGE.

    It was back on Friday morning, but I missed the game.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:10 pm
  • lvnginhwktwn wrote:Bill and I are still friends, but we had a parting of the ways. He still has ARC Painting, but he has a different RME. Kinda funny because his new RME is from Seattle. I currently own a painting business over in Kitsap County, my company is Aloha Painting & Housecalls.



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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:12 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:I have Direct. I have been mostly pleased. However, Thursday night, NFL network could not be seen. A message appeared that if I wanted to order it I could.

    Excuse me, but I PAY FOR IT AS PART OF MY PACKAGE.

    It was back on Friday morning, but I missed the game.



    I had the same experience. I ended up turning the TV off and watched the game on the net. Later I learned from another poster it was due to a technical error and they put the game on once it was corrected. Guess you have to keep checking when that happens.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:32 pm
  • HawkWow wrote:So, yesterday I am fired up (yes, I know) for the Phins and Cowboys game. Get the yard work done and sit down for the first glimpse of football. I scrolled through the menu no less than 5 times but still couldn't locate the game. I decided to call DISH NETWORK and learned we no longer have NBC. $150 a month and no access to this game and worse...NO access to Sunday night games. A few choice words later and I was asked if I wanted to cancel my subscription. I hung up.

    I know Direct has that Sunday ticket and living in Hawaii, that would assure me of seeing the Hawks weekly but I've heard not such good things about them too.
    Does anyone that has experienced these two networks have an opinion on them or preference? Please reply because the clock is ticking. Living on an outer island in Hawaii..it could take weeks to change my service and I'd hate to jump from the frying pan into the fire. I thank you in advance.


    Dish doesnt have NBC? Wow.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:51 pm
  • HawkWow wrote:
    Largent80 wrote:I have Direct. I have been mostly pleased. However, Thursday night, NFL network could not be seen. A message appeared that if I wanted to order it I could.

    Excuse me, but I PAY FOR IT AS PART OF MY PACKAGE.

    It was back on Friday morning, but I missed the game.



    I had the same experience. I ended up turning the TV off and watched the game on the net. Later I learned from another poster it was due to a technical error and they put the game on once it was corrected. Guess you have to keep checking when that happens.


    Are you guys sure it wasn't a blackout thing. As they went to the seahawks game I figured it was because local Fox was carrying the game so the NFL network was blacked out where I lived
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 pm
  • Called directv said engineering was working on the problem.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:27 am
  • rdskns4eva wrote:
    HawkWow wrote:So, yesterday I am fired up (yes, I know) for the Phins and Cowboys game. Get the yard work done and sit down for the first glimpse of football. I scrolled through the menu no less than 5 times but still couldn't locate the game. I decided to call DISH NETWORK and learned we no longer have NBC. $150 a month and no access to this game and worse...NO access to Sunday night games. A few choice words later and I was asked if I wanted to cancel my subscription. I hung up.

    I know Direct has that Sunday ticket and living in Hawaii, that would assure me of seeing the Hawks weekly but I've heard not such good things about them too.
    Does anyone that has experienced these two networks have an opinion on them or preference? Please reply because the clock is ticking. Living on an outer island in Hawaii..it could take weeks to change my service and I'd hate to jump from the frying pan into the fire. I thank you in advance.


    Dish doesnt have NBC? Wow.


    It depends upon where you live, ie, who owns your local NBC affiliate.
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Re: Dishnet Vs. Direct TV?
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:49 pm
  • Thus far I am extremely pleased having subbed Direct for Dish. When I was cancelling Dish, they really showed their true colors. I will not return and have cost them money...as promised.

    My contract terms with them expired in November, but in December, I encouraged my neighbor to ditch cable for Dishnet. I didn't know I would be entitled to a finder's fee ($50). The dish guy knocked on my door and told me about the $50. He also told me about their silly-ass "Joey Hopper" thing that would allow me to record additional programs (simultaneously). I saw the Direct TV Genie commercial and thought they were one in the same. I said...so I will be able to record 5 channels at once? he paused then said "yes". That was a lie.

    (With my contract expired) I commented that it was too bad the new subscribers get this technology but not current subscribers. He asked me if I would rather have the "Hopper" BS thing instead of the $50 and I said...sure. He hooked me up with it and that was that. Soon after I realized it did not record 5 channels but NBD.

    Last week I called to cancel and they said "OK, it will cost you $170.00 to do so". The money didn't concern me but I asked...why would I be charged when my subscription has expired? They then informed me that by accepting their crap "Hopper", I "automatically re-upped (my) subscription for an additional 2 years". I said "show me that in writing...show me where I signed such a thing". They said "no, it was a verbal (seriously) acceptance and just accepting the upgrade kicked in the new subscription...you have to read the fine print". F the fine print.

    As I promised Dishnet I would, I have talked 2 friends into cancelling Dishnet and they will go to Direct TV. I will receive a $100 finder's fee for each that will cover the lost $170.00...and there will be many more to follow. Even after being warned this would happen, the Dishnet rep said "please know you are welcome back at anytime". Idiots.
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:57 pm
  • Just a warning, Directv does re-up your contract if you receive anything free from them, especially equipment.

    Now don't get me wrong, I've never had to pay for a receiver or DVR from them, they always offer the newest tech for free to me, but it does restart my 2-year contract every time. To me it's worth it, but I just wanted to let ya'll know that.
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Tue Aug 13, 2013 4:21 pm
  • taz291819 wrote:Just a warning, Directv does re-up your contract if you receive anything free from them, especially equipment.

    Now don't get me wrong, I've never had to pay for a receiver or DVR from them, they always offer the newest tech for free to me, but it does restart my 2-year contract every time. To me it's worth it, but I just wanted to let ya'll know that.



    Great info and appreciated. It was the way they slipped this in on me that pissed me off. The tech never mentioned anything about a renewal, instead pretending the upgrade was instead of the $50 bucks (which I guess I should still be owed). He did this with a knowing wink like..."I'm taking care of you bro". Hawaii is a relatively small place and he and I will see each other again.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:35 am
  • HawkWow wrote:Thus far I am extremely pleased having subbed Direct for Dish. When I was cancelling Dish, they really showed their true colors. I will not return and have cost them money...as promised.

    My contract terms with them expired in November, but in December, I encouraged my neighbor to ditch cable for Dishnet. I didn't know I would be entitled to a finder's fee ($50). The dish guy knocked on my door and told me about the $50. He also told me about their silly-ass "Joey Hopper" thing that would allow me to record additional programs (simultaneously). I saw the Direct TV Genie commercial and thought they were one in the same. I said...so I will be able to record 5 channels at once? he paused then said "yes". That was a lie.

    (With my contract expired) I commented that it was too bad the new subscribers get this technology but not current subscribers. He asked me if I would rather have the "Hopper" BS thing instead of the $50 and I said...sure. He hooked me up with it and that was that. Soon after I realized it did not record 5 channels but NBD.

    Last week I called to cancel and they said "OK, it will cost you $170.00 to do so". The money didn't concern me but I asked...why would I be charged when my subscription has expired? They then informed me that by accepting their crap "Hopper", I "automatically re-upped (my) subscription for an additional 2 years". I said "show me that in writing...show me where I signed such a thing". They said "no, it was a verbal (seriously) acceptance and just accepting the upgrade kicked in the new subscription...you have to read the fine print". F the fine print.

    As I promised Dishnet I would, I have talked 2 friends into cancelling Dishnet and they will go to Direct TV. I will receive a $100 finder's fee for each that will cover the lost $170.00...and there will be many more to follow. Even after being warned this would happen, the Dishnet rep said "please know you are welcome back at anytime". Idiots.


    You are like me lol. I once got screwed by some fineprint that wasn't available. It was from Bank of America. After spending 2 hours with their rep on the phone I asked her - "do you make more than $15 / hour" and then said "since I know you don't" I just now got twice the value from your company over what you got from me and please close my account immediately.

    I know it doesn't get to upper management but I also know they didn't end up benefiting from me and no way they get another dime

    Directv has been good and very open with their policies with me.
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Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:18 pm
  • mikeak wrote:
    HawkWow wrote:Thus far I am extremely pleased having subbed Direct for Dish. When I was cancelling Dish, they really showed their true colors. I will not return and have cost them money...as promised.

    My contract terms with them expired in November, but in December, I encouraged my neighbor to ditch cable for Dishnet. I didn't know I would be entitled to a finder's fee ($50). The dish guy knocked on my door and told me about the $50. He also told me about their silly-ass "Joey Hopper" thing that would allow me to record additional programs (simultaneously). I saw the Direct TV Genie commercial and thought they were one in the same. I said...so I will be able to record 5 channels at once? he paused then said "yes". That was a lie.

    (With my contract expired) I commented that it was too bad the new subscribers get this technology but not current subscribers. He asked me if I would rather have the "Hopper" BS thing instead of the $50 and I said...sure. He hooked me up with it and that was that. Soon after I realized it did not record 5 channels but NBD.

    Last week I called to cancel and they said "OK, it will cost you $170.00 to do so". The money didn't concern me but I asked...why would I be charged when my subscription has expired? They then informed me that by accepting their crap "Hopper", I "automatically re-upped (my) subscription for an additional 2 years". I said "show me that in writing...show me where I signed such a thing". They said "no, it was a verbal (seriously) acceptance and just accepting the upgrade kicked in the new subscription...you have to read the fine print". F the fine print.

    As I promised Dishnet I would, I have talked 2 friends into cancelling Dishnet and they will go to Direct TV. I will receive a $100 finder's fee for each that will cover the lost $170.00...and there will be many more to follow. Even after being warned this would happen, the Dishnet rep said "please know you are welcome back at anytime". Idiots.


    You are like me lol. I once got screwed by some fineprint that wasn't available. It was from Bank of America. After spending 2 hours with their rep on the phone I asked her - "do you make more than $15 / hour" and then said "since I know you don't" I just now got twice the value from your company over what you got from me and please close my account immediately.

    I know it doesn't get to upper management but I also know they didn't end up benefiting from me and no way they get another dime

    Directv has been good and very open with their policies with me.


    Nice. Sometimes these companies are just astonishing. For our rental, we bought a new W&D set-up. (Probably) $1800 for the set. Right away our tenants called to complain the washer would stop working when it hit the higher spin cycle. After a couple unsuccessful visits to repair the thing, I informed Sears we wanted a new one. "Oh no, there are several more steps we have to follow before replacing the unit". That was probably 6 (monthly) visits ago. They've basically replaced every part in the thing and still it don't work. With labor, they must have no less than a $1000 in it by now....but they "will try one more thing". It would be laughable except I've knocked $100 a month off the tenants rent. So I'm out about $600, too. This is the mentality forcing our once great country into 3rd world status (IMO).
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:05 am
  • Just called DirecTV to see if they could make me a better deal than Comcast/Xfinity since I'm switching to them for my internet/phone.

    The first guy said, "that's a sweet deal and I can only give you about a $10 discount so please let me get you in touch with our retention department and they'll take care of you." No BS, they knew that I was serious and were willing to be straight from the beginning.

    The Retention person said immediately that he's got a great deal that he thinks I'll like. Basically, they upgraded my DVR for free to a Genie and a Genie-Go so I can now record up-to 5 shows at once, gave me Sunday Ticket Max for a year for free, their sports pack for a year for free (because I mentioned that I wanted the Pac-12 network even though it's not with them right now), gave me a $50 promo immediately because I wanted to sign up for Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo) for about 2.5 months so I could watch the Rugby Championship, gave me a $15/credit for the next 12 months, free Showtime and Cinemax for 3 months and I ended up signing up for another 2-year contract.

    Pretty excited.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:57 am
  • Telling you, bro, DirecTV is either the biggest suckers in the world, or ran by the greatest human beings ever.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:37 am
  • ^ or they just have a HUGE HUGE profit margin in their normal rates and then give "fantastic deals" for those that ask for it and end up just making a regular profit from those guys.....
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:13 pm
  • It's funny because the guy that I was working with complemented me for being so direct with what I was looking for rather than trying to hide behind "well... if you could do ___, then maybe I'll think about it." It was basically like watching an infomercial "but that's not all!"

    He told me he had about $400 worth of credit to work with for a year on my discounts, and he just maximized it. So I'm not saving like a ton of money over my 2-year contract it just blows away anything that I would have gotten with Comcast/Xfinity and I'm happy to stay with them.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:42 pm
  • Were you really going to pay $15 a month for SOCCER...... or were you just messing with them?

    J/K and thanks for the great information.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:52 pm
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:00 pm
  • Just had my first experience with DirecTV tech support and it was laughable how little the "tech" on the phone knew. My Ondemand wasn't loading and kept giving me a "Network error" message even when it said it was connected. After an hour on the phone, she gives up and says "I think you're going to have to call Comcast"...no BS. I have DirectTV but my internet and phone is through Comcast. I had an idea what the issue was but I wanted to see if it might have been an equipment issue before I started unhooking all my cables and swapping things around. She said something about "I think one of your ports through Comcast closed and you're gonna have to ask them to open it back up". I said "Huh? It was working the other day. What port could've closed on its own that was previously open as you say".

    So after hanging up, I unhooked the Genie downstairs and swapped it with the little box upstairs in the master bedroom. What do ya know! Problem solved. The router is upstairs too so the issue was a weak signal.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:06 pm
  • If you need tech support, don't call them, go to www.dbstalk.com instead. You'll save a lot of time.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:13 pm
  • For those needing th NFL package, call and threaten to leave because you want the PAC 12 network. They gave my brother in law that and $200 credit.
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Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:49 pm
  • taz291819 wrote:If you need tech support, don't call them, go to http://www.dbstalk.com instead. You'll save a lot of time.

    Thanks for the tip
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