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kokomogator

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Well, that is what is keeping me with DISH. The DVRs are pretty nice. I am more for quality than the competition having more HD channels. DISH will catch up. They just have had bad luck with satellite launches. Not their fault. I just wish they had respect for SatelliteGuys and come out with some kinda statement of info.

Honestly, I was concerned about switching from Dish because of the DVR reviews but I can honestly tell you that after going from a 622 to a HR21, I have little complaint...they just rolled out a software enhancement that matches and even surpassing some of the 622 capabilities. Only thing I miss is the 2 tv capability and the OTA tuner but the OTA tuner issue should be a mute point by next month. I also love the fact that I can program my DVR from work via the internet.

And as to compression, HD PQ is much better on Direct. Ultimately, people choose a carrier based on what their own preferences are, not on what someone else does.
 
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kokomogator

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Jan 9, 2006
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Dish is putting their stakes in their DVRs. They know they currently do not have the HD count, so they are really trying to pump their DVR. "Better than T***." "Award winning DVR." "The best DVR out there." ... etc.

It is my guess that Dish is hoping that their DVRs will keep people enough until they can get a bird or two up ...

Just a piece of equipment to broadcast content....people don't watch TV for the equipment that's used, they watch it for content.
 

Tom Bombadil

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May 5, 2005
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I'm a recent/current E* sub after 10 years with D*. I'm not getting into a debate over which is better, b/c it's a matter of preference,

I know you said that you weren't going to get into a debate, but I don't understand why anyone who values HD would switch from D* to E*. Of course, someone could have a customer satisfaction issue with D*.

I've been with E* for almost 11 years, but if I were a new sub signing up right now, I'd go with D* without hesitation.
 

ssmaniac

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Mar 2, 2005
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I know you said that you weren't going to get into a debate, but I don't understand why anyone who values HD would switch from D* to E*. Of course, someone could have a customer satisfaction issue with D*.

I've been with E* for almost 11 years, but if I were a new sub signing up right now, I'd go with D* without hesitation.


I didn't have any problem with DD*, but I had only 1 SD box with D* w/ no DVR (back in '97 or so when I started with D* HD and DVRs were not on radar). I just built a new house in October, with multiple rooms prewired. I liked the idea of one HD DVR w/ multiple tuners at no upfront cost. ( I tried talking to D* retention to see if they would cut me a deal on HD DVR, but they still wanted $199 for HD DVR). With just one 722, I get HD on my main TV, and feed SD on tuner 2 to bedrooms, basement (for wife, kids----I get the HD if I want). I figure E* will catch up--My biggest gripe is lack of HD locals here in Cincinnati (I get limited OTA).....:(
 
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