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Direct TV?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by chattycat, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. chattycat

    chattycat Member

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    Has anyone switched to Direct TV? Opinions? Good, bad & the ugly... ;)
     
  2. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Yes - switched late last year, once off the hook for Openband. Also, we needed new cell phones so we took advantage of switching both. The bonuses and incentives are very good to switch and discounted pricing on DirecTC for 12 months helps too.

    Put the dish on a pole on the side of the house... avoided drilling holes in my roof which I considered a lower risk installation and easier to maintain. Main DVR has 2TB storage and can record up to 6 shows at once. Also, being able to watch any recorded show on any TV is a plus. And the DirecTV App is great for watching TV on the go or on a tablet/phone on the deck. Even with the full price, I think it is a reasonable level as compared to other choices. But considering I got over $1,000 to switch... that helps offset a chunk too.

    The quality of the broadcast has been great and there are a few 4k channels with more coming if that is of interest. I do get signal problems during a heavy storm but not often. And the snow storm can disrupt the signal too but it has to be a real heavy snow. I have no regrets... and the customer service has been great. Called to complain once about my DVR response speed and had a new upgraded DVR by the end of the week at no charge....
     
  3. chattycat

    chattycat Member

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    THANKS, ZERATUL! Bit the bullet and went with Direct TV. Ditto to all of your comments. LOVE and can't wait for more 4k channels. They are awesome! Overall, the picture on all movies is pretty spectacular. And, yes, their customer service is the best! We're having a little situation with a buffering issue, but they're on it and headed out to assist.
     
  4. PDILLM

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    I currently have Dish, but since a AT&T customer and waiting for a incentive to make the switch. I'm getting impatient! :)
     
  5. chattycat

    chattycat Member

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    We did go through AT&T and got plenty of incentives. Check with them! If you do sign up, message me and I'll give you my account info and you'll get a further monthly discount.
     
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    Does DirecTV offer both MASN and MASN2 for the Nats and Os games? As part of what package(s)?
     
  7. Jeddie Busch

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    DirectTV does offer both MASN channels on total choice. We have had it for years and enjoy watching baseball games as a family.
     
  8. kevinq

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    I just asked the DirecTV representative, who said that MASN2 is not offered in any package. What channel is it on. Maybe it isn't listed on the package, but is offered?
     
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    The DirecTV looked into it further and confirmed MASN and MASN2.
     
  10. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Between AT&T and DirecTV raising prices...this deal is not as attractive as it one was. My bill just went up $9 a month.
     
  11. Capricorn1964

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    That's why I cut the cord and now use Antenna in the Attic....I use public tv along with internet movies...am satisfied. Who wants to pay all that $$$ for all the channels that one most likely never will watch. The cable companies are the ones laughing all the way to the bank. I'd rather save the $$$ for other things instead of throwing it away on channels that I never will ever watch. Just a waste of $$ in my opinion. One is just paying a lot of $$$ for the few channels they watch.
     
  12. kevinq

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    DirecTV is offering a 2 yr price guarantee for AT&T consumers. Locking in for 2 yrs at a lower price than OpenBand sounds good.
     
  13. Tracey Powell

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    Has anyone heard of the Verizon and Direct TV partnership to provide internet service as well as the TV? I called to get Direct TV, and they said I could get the 2 year price locked by bundling it with internet. Their Verizon rep swore they could get direct internet service to my address, here in Southern Walk. Anyone have experience with this? Thanks so much.
     
  14. PDILLM

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    First, Direct tv is owned by At&t, so I wouldn’t say verizon is a partner. Maybe they are just selling Direct tv service?

    I’ve not heard of anyone except Openband providing internet since they still own the easement....thus the extra $100 HOA fee we are paying to rectify.

    Sounds like typical salesman promising what can’t be delivered. When we can get something besides Openband you will know!!!
     

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