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10-30-2012 11:24 AM #1
Questions before Moving to Brighthouse from DirecTV
About ready to move to Brighthouse cable (Central Florida-Lake Mary area) from DirecTV (which I've had for 13 years) but have a few questions:
1. How is the HD video quality? Is 1080i available regularly? How about 1080p availability?
2. Does Dolby Digital audio work well consistently (no skips, no glitches, in sync with video)?
3. Any outages and if so, how often and how long?
4. Is there a search feature and, if so, how far into the future does it search and can you setup a recording for future programs?
5. Is there a specific DVR model that works better than others?
DirecTV's quality and service have been gradually getting worse over the years and I'm ready to make a change. My other choices, besides Brighthouse, are Comcast/Xfinity and AT&T U-verse (soon). I'm leaning towards Brighthouse and understand their guide is not very good but I can possibly live with that, although the guide and search feature of DirecTV were very good.
If anybody has moved from DirecTV to Brighthouse, could you give me your impression?
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10-30-2012 06:03 PM #2
Stick with directvCincinnati Reds 2012 National League Central Division Champs
11-02-2012 08:49 AM #3
2. Yes the surround sound works great on the channels/programs that offer it.
3. You should experience a lot less then you did at Directv. With cable you do not get the infamous "rain fade". If you have an outage it is typically isolated to a very small area and there is a reason why (ie: cable cut, lightning damage, etc). I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have lost service for any length of time over the past several years.
4. Yes there is a search feature, and the guide has data up to 7 days into the future. So you can set a recording on future programs without a problem.
5. I prefer the newer cisco dvrs, they work well. I have the whole home DVR its a Cisco DVR and love it.SEC SEC SEC SEC SEC
11-04-2012 01:31 PM #4Cincinnati Reds 2012 National League Central Division Champs
11-05-2012 08:48 AM #5
at present, i have both. there are things i like about cable....more national hd and watch espn. i won't use their boxes as i have tivos in my living room and bedroom. on the negative side, i find their picture quality to be almost unwatchable. too much pixelation on my 88 inch projector screen and 64 in plasma.Cincinnati Reds 2012 National League Central Division Champs
11-05-2012 09:31 AM #6
Also, how do you get BHN to 'authorize' your box (allow it to work on their network)?
I am very annoyed at the high monthly cost of the three BHN boxes I have (all different BTW).