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Dish vs Directv

Postby northwest dave » Wed Oct 08, 2008 10:45 pm

Need some help.

Which is the better value for HD channels with Hockey (ie VS) and local HD channels.

I've been a Directv subscriber since '98, mainly for Center Ice. I just got a HDTV and want to upgrade to HD (with a DVR). It seems that Directv boxes you in with their choices. To get VS in HD, you need the Total-Choice-Plus for $72.99, which seems a little much. Plus, I don't see local channels in HD.

It seems DISH might have an advantage with their Turbo-HD, but I don't know much about it.

Anyone have any thoughts on the comparison? What do you all have?

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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby OS » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:00 am

I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby goon attack » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:49 am

OS wrote:I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.


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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby tsblue » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:57 am

northwest dave wrote:Need some help.

Which is the better value for HD channels with Hockey (ie VS) and local HD channels.

I've been a Directv subscriber since '98, mainly for Center Ice. I just got a HDTV and want to upgrade to HD (with a DVR). It seems that Directv boxes you in with their choices. To get VS in HD, you need the Total-Choice-Plus for $72.99, which seems a little much. Plus, I don't see local channels in HD.

It seems DISH might have an advantage with their Turbo-HD, but I don't know much about it.

Anyone have any thoughts on the comparison? What do you all have?

Thanks---


I got Dish a month or so ago and love it. 150 HD channels (compressed, I know) and the DVR is sweet. I can't believe I stuck with Charter so long.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby OS » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:54 am

goon attack wrote:
OS wrote:I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.


sounds like a rough life. i'm sorry george bush has made things so difficult for you.


When exactly did I say things were rough for me because of George Bush?
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby goon attack » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:30 am

Did I misdiagnose your Bush Derangement Syndrome?
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:12 am

I got directv last month, but didn't spring for the HD box or the monthly HD access.. I may do that next year (my package is 35 though plus center ice at 39/month for 4 months). I don't think not getting HD on local channels is a big deal if that is true. Least on my tv i just grab the TV remote and hit channel up and i'm watching local channels in HD.

In fact last week me and my roommate were watching the VP debate and I suddenly realized I was watching it on satellite instead of in HD so I hit channel up without my roommate noticing and she flips out and yells "holy crap! he just got a lot older!".. It was amusing.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby Philo » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:39 am

goon attack wrote:
OS wrote:I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.


sounds like a rough life. i'm sorry george bush has made things so difficult for you.



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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby goon attack » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:31 pm

Philo wrote:
goon attack wrote:
OS wrote:I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.


sounds like a rough life. i'm sorry george bush has made things so difficult for you.



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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby barnburner » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:27 pm

Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:I got directv last month, but didn't spring for the HD box or the monthly HD access.. I may do that next year (my package is 35 though plus center ice at 39/month for 4 months). I don't think not getting HD on local channels is a big deal if that is true. Least on my tv i just grab the TV remote and hit channel up and i'm watching local channels in HD.

In fact last week me and my roommate were watching the VP debate and I suddenly realized I was watching it on satellite instead of in HD so I hit channel up without my roommate noticing and she flips out and yells "holy crap! he just got a lot older!".. It was amusing.



"A LOT older"?? Jesus.... that would put him up with Moses or Noah.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby F Keenan » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:27 pm

I've had both and HANDS DOWN, DirecTV is better.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby Mellanby_equals_grit » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:28 pm

barnburner wrote:
Mellanby_equals_grit wrote:I got directv last month, but didn't spring for the HD box or the monthly HD access.. I may do that next year (my package is 35 though plus center ice at 39/month for 4 months). I don't think not getting HD on local channels is a big deal if that is true. Least on my tv i just grab the TV remote and hit channel up and i'm watching local channels in HD.

In fact last week me and my roommate were watching the VP debate and I suddenly realized I was watching it on satellite instead of in HD so I hit channel up without my roommate noticing and she flips out and yells "holy crap! he just got a lot older!".. It was amusing.



"A LOT older"?? Jesus.... that would put him up with Moses or Noah.


You realize I was talking about Joe Biden not John Mccain right?
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby ViPeRx007 » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:51 pm

I still have rabbit ears and I thought I was pretty pimpin. Screw all you guys.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby cprice12 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:23 am

goon attack wrote:
Philo wrote:
goon attack wrote:
OS wrote:I might be different in your market, but I get the St. Louis locals in HD through DirecTV. I'm paying the 72 per month mostly because I'm lazy and dont want to learn new channels.


sounds like a rough life. i'm sorry george bush has made things so difficult for you.



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Personal attacks are not allowed here.


I'm going to let is slide because you aren't supposed to be talking politics outside of the political forum anyway.

Quit dragging that crap into other forums.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:15 am

cprice12 wrote:I'm going to let is slide


naturally. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby northwest dave » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:36 pm

Are the games via center ice in HD?

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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby cprice12 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:37 pm

goon attack wrote:
cprice12 wrote:I'm going to let is slide


naturally. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


Quit bringing politics into other forums, and maybe I'll listen to your side.
Until then, you're just asking to get attacked.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby goon attack » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:29 pm

Okay, so let me get this straight....personal attacks are okay if somebody brings up anything off topic in a forum, or just politics in a forum other than the politics forum?

You should be a lawyer.

Furthermore, I see why you like Obama so much. You're as much as a shyster as he is.
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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby Steve Levy Sucks » Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:44 pm

goon attack wrote:Okay, so let me get this straight....personal attacks are okay if somebody brings up anything off topic in a forum, or just politics in a forum other than the politics forum?

You should be a lawyer.

Furthermore, I see why you like Obama so much. You're as much as a shyster as he is.


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Re: Dish vs Directv

Postby tomcat16 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:10 pm

When I upgraded to HD last February it turned out that DirecTV was better for me, NHL Network, VS in HD as well as the kids channels I need for my boys. Also, Dish doesn't have Sunday Ticket.
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