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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4241 times:

My dad just told me he is switching us from Time Warner Cable to Direct TV, is this a good thing or should I be worried? Almost all my friends around here have cable and with the varied weather we get here in Wisconsin I'm a bit worried about having to rely on a dish.


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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4236 times:

I don't know in WI, but here in Houston, TWC was horrible and haven't really had a problem with DirecTV, except when we lost power during Hurricane Ike.


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User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1213 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

Get AT&T Uverse if it is available in your area. Way better than either!

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 1):
but here in Houston, TWC was horrible

Agree 100% - they suck.


User currently offlineStarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

I have TWC for my cable, Internet and phone service in San Diego and have had no problems with it and am satisfied with the service that I receive and the price of the bundle of services.

User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Didn't Time Warner Cable leave Houston and the area taken over by Comcast recently?
We currently have DirecTV. We love it. We previously had Dish Network. DirecTV is superior to Dish Network in terms of picture and audio. The picture on DirecTV is sharper and the sound much more clearer.



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4151 times:

Oh yeah and another thing. When you have the Weather Channel on cable it usually shows local weather conditions and forecasts periodically, When you have a satellite system it doesn' t show that, just a generalized national forecast. One of the few disadvantages to satellite TV.


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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4142 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 4):
Didn't Time Warner Cable leave Houston and the area taken over by Comcast recently?

Yeah Comcast bought them out, but the service still isn't as good whether as TWC or Comcast. Had cable and internet with them, and had more problems with their signal than my current with DirecTV and AT&T DSL.



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User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4131 times:



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 5):
When you have the Weather Channel on cable it usually shows local weather conditions and forecasts periodically, When you have a satellite system it doesn' t show that, just a generalized national forecast. One of the few disadvantages to satellite TV.

So what does that mean about local channels/news?



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User currently offlineAznMadSci From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 3658 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 4120 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 7):
So what does that mean about local channels/news?

You do get local news based on whatever channels they are. More or less channels on DirecTV start on ch. 100.



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User currently offlineJM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4097 times:

Quoting AznMadSci (Reply 6):
Yeah Comcast bought them out, but the service still isn't as good whether as TWC or Comcast.

Trust me...as a comcast sufferer I can tell you that service will NOT improve.

Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 4):
We currently have DirecTV. We love it. We previously had Dish Network. DirecTV is superior to Dish Network in terms of picture and audio
. The picture on DirecTV is sharper and the sound much more clearer.

Good to know. As soon as I am able to commit to a year of service I will switch to DirectTV.

As for their service, my brother had DirectTV for a while. He told me service is only an issue in really bad weather. (i.e., normal inclement weather does not disrupt service).

[Edited 2009-04-16 21:12:43]


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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 4056 times:

Directv was a rip. Plus in the summer in Florida...well, same crap everyday around 4pm lol. I'm paying $86 (with tax) for digital cable and roadrunner turbo. Before I was paying $84 just for the Directv, and a separate $45 for roadrunner.

Oh search for complaints about people being automatically renewed a year if something broke and had to be replaced with Directv.



[Edited 2009-04-17 17:27:49]

User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 4034 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
with the varied weather we get here in Wisconsin I'm a bit worried about having to rely on a dish.

I used to live in Illinois when I had DirecTV and about the only time I lost reception was during heavy thunderstorms.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12332 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 4005 times:



Quoting Mke717spotter (Thread starter):
My dad just told me he is switching us from Time Warner Cable to Direct TV, is this a good thing or should I be worried? Almost all my friends around here have cable and with the varied weather we get here in Wisconsin I'm a bit worried about having to rely on a dish.

Well, you and your friends should get together and rent an apartment and buy yourselves a cable subscription - problem solved!  Smile



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User currently offlineType-Rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4940 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

We had Dish network for awhile and the guys who installed it were Dish Network contractors. They just aimed the dish in a general direction and tightened it diown. If someone was out watering their lawn we'd lose the signal.
When we dropped Dish and went to Direct the installed checked the dish signal strength with a meter before locking it down. It now takes a pretty massive storm for our DirecTV to be interrupted.
We had an old DirecTV box that was geting flaky on us. We called Direct up and they sent a new one FedEx next day air to us without charge! And you don't get India when you call them either!



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