Few throw in Dish towel

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Trav

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From my own experience, I had just signed up for Dish just days before the Viacom channels were removed. In fact, my service was actually installed the day the channels were gone... but I wasn't worried. I knew it wouldn't last long, so I went through with it and stuck it out. Everyone was talking about it, but those that I talked to were on Dish's side.

Travis
 
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bobj2004

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I think many like me have not canceled dish yet.

I just got my Direct TV installed and I want to make sure all is good and that I have all my recorded DVR shows watched before I cancel.

Should be any day now.

Many other in the forums for Direct have also just switched and are waiting for installs.

I think Dish will see the real numbers soon (like the end of the Month).
 
GaryPen

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Everyone I've talked to, or read from, who has switched from Dish to Direct have all mentioned Customer Service and Hardware Reliability/Functionality as the main reasons for switching. Some mentioned programming/value. None that I can remember mentioned Viacom.

Dish has far more serious issues than a few days of missing Viacom programming.
 
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pigskintoads

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I switched and I do not regret doing so. I have found D* to be equal or superior in everyway except the super stations. TIVO is much better than the E* pvr's. Picture quality is equal. CS is eqal. Software seems to be superior. Multiple manufacturers is definitly a plus. NFL package is great. Pricing seems to be about the same. Just my 2 cents.
 
Stargazer

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I imagine some that switch to DirecTv do so because DirecTv may offer features/functionality on their receivers that the Dish Network receivers do not have, particularly the DVR's.

When Dish adds the name-based recording to the Dish DVR's that will help prevent some from switching to DirecTv for their Tivo functionalities. Dish does have some reliability issues with their DVR's.
 
rad

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At work, beside myself, another two E* have bailed, one to D* and one to Comcast. We just got tired of Charlie and his games and crappy hardware.
 

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