How long will you wait for DISH to deliver before switching to DirectTV

How long will you wait for DISH to deliver before switching to DirectTV

  • 1 week

    Votes: 17 2.5%
  • 1 month

    Votes: 72 10.5%
  • 6 months

    Votes: 194 28.3%
  • 1 year

    Votes: 60 8.8%
  • as long as it takes

    Votes: 192 28.0%
  • I'm in a contract with Dish

    Votes: 126 18.4%
  • I'm in a contract but will leave anyway

    Votes: 24 3.5%

  • Total voters
    685
  • Poll closed .
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SolApathy

SatelliteGuys Guru
May 28, 2005
141
2
heh for me...


I think I will stay with dish... But I promise you I would not wait as long as DirectTV subscribers waited lol....
 
shodobe

shodobe

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 8, 2003
606
4
NorCal
I have both and as long as Dish has better HD quality it really won't matter how many channels they offer. I feel the HD Dish provides is much better than Directs and have been with Dish for 11 years. I'm not talking just being loyal it really comes down to quality and Direct doesn't have it. The reciever I have from Direct just down right sucks! Thank goodness I only have it for baseball and nothing else, my account with Direct is in suspension until next April. I am not a video nut so don't come back at me with a lot of technical jargon because it just boils down to what pleases my eyes. I also like the Ext HD archiving which I know Direct will get soon. Direct could offer a thousand channels and until they improve the quality I will stick with Dish.
 
Claude Greiner

Claude Greiner

SatelliteGuys Master
Supporting Founder
Sep 8, 2003
13,225
3,773
Detroit - The Paris of the Midwest
Seems a little silly to me to wait, what a few weeks, then change providers to get more HD that will likely be on Dish in time. New DVR, new remote, all the recordings on the DVR gone.... no thanks. I really want SciFi in HD, would love it, but really enough to go through all that hassle, no chance.

How about a "no intention of changing" option or is that the "as long as it takes" one...

I agree 100%

For years DISH had more HD than Direct, and for the past 2 weeks DIRECTV has had more HD than DISH and people are talking about switching?

I would give DISH till the end of the year before I consider switching. Im think they are waiting to see what Directv is going to do before they start launching more channels.
 
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haertig

SatelliteGuys Pro
May 21, 2004
505
0
From all the things I've read, the 722 just blows away DirectTV's DVR. The DVR is every bit as important to me as the HD channels (many of which don't carry much I'd want to watch anyway). HD does not make poor content any more appealing to me than SD with that same poor content. Lousy shows are still lousy. Plus, I really don't know how DirectTV defines HD. If they use the same loose criteria to advertise HD (i.e., "SD stretch-o-vision = HD") then I'm not interested no matter HOW many channels they offer of it. Irregardless of whether "they" means Dish or DirectTV. Claiming HD for that garbage is borderline fraud. Both companies.
 
cebbigh

cebbigh

Supporting Founder
Supporting Founder
May 24, 2005
1,601
0
Frostbite Falls
Switch pending for 10/24. Have been with Dish for over 10 years. 129 doesn't work well in the PacNW and tired of spotty OTA reception for FOX KCPQ while waiting for Dish and Tribune to come to terms on retransmission consent. Also have been with Dish long enough to learn not to believe they will do anything until it is done. My contract term with Dish ends in November. It is time for me to move on now that reports of PQ on the MPEG4 DTV stations (especially Starz mutiplex) surpasses Dish.
 
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Kb Cool

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 31, 2005
1,442
1
Mesa, AZ
For me, I just want that STARZHD multiplex, Both east and west feeds of HBOHD and the additional ShowtimeHD. Oh yeah, doesn't DirectTV also have MAXE and MAXWHD also now.
So I want those also and the same PQ that Direct is supplying those channels. That's about it. Other than that. DISH is great.
 
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Hemi 6.1

On Vacation
May 3, 2007
12,056
1
Wayne County,Pa
I agree 100%

For years DISH had more HD than Direct, and for the past 2 weeks DIRECTV has had more HD than DISH and people are talking about switching?.
Maybe all the E* customers weren't as happy as you thought. E* is a poor at doing business,fees after fees gets old fast.And now with Less HD,what does E* have to stand for? Maybe the the they have more CSR that Don't speak English.
 
cmcnabb

cmcnabb

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 19, 2007
228
2
Blacksburg, VA
Need one more option before I vote.... "Never, because I got screwed royally by DirecTV before"

Long story, class action lawsuit, D* still continuing bad behavior, yada yada
 
WhenYouAwake

WhenYouAwake

SatelliteGuys Family
Sep 8, 2005
53
0
Western MA
I've had E* for two years now, HD service for six months. I couldn't be more pleased with the service, the equipment, and the service I've received from the original installer, who has been back a couple of times for service calls.

Unless E* fell way behind in the HD race, and didn't seem to be making any attempt to catch up, I can't imagine dropping the service. We all know there is a space issue right now with the satellites and they are going to have to be very choosy as to what HD they add. They aren't gong to make all of us happy. I'm willing to wait it out.
 
Rangers484

Rangers484

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jul 21, 2007
1,145
108
Palmyra, Virginia, United States
Considering E11 will be up and running within about 6 months, it seems reasonable to give them that much time. If E* periodically adds some HD until they are at capacity so much the better.

If next April they still do not offer as much or more HD as D* then it is time to consider giving E* their walking papers.
 
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skiph

Member
Jan 16, 2006
10
0
E* has til the fisrt of the year to get my locals or I will opt out of the contract, pay the penalties, and switch to D*
 
Pakbackr

Pakbackr

SatelliteGuys Pro
If you are a DISH customer w/ a 622 and you switch to Directv, you will regret it. Their HD DVR is a major step backwards, and a few extra channels of HD will be quickly forgotten
 
Islandguy43

Islandguy43

SatelliteGuys Pro
Oct 24, 2006
2,128
0
Grand Island, NY
I will most likely wait until the end of the Hockey Season, whereas I subscribed NHL CI Package. Even after that, D* is gonna have to come down to earth on the upfront fees on HD-DVR receivers to make me want to switch and then have to commit for two years.
 
tsduke

tsduke

SatelliteGuys Pro
Feb 6, 2007
1,624
2
Iowa
I think it's hilarious how quickly all of you say you will move providers. I won't give up the 622/722 for any HD channels.
 
KAB

KAB

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Sep 20, 2005
20,794
4,138
Fishers, IN
All this fuss about channels people will start complaining about when they realize only about 20% of the content will be real HD and the rest Stretch-O-Vision.
 
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cane99

Member
Sep 13, 2006
13
0
I'm under contract for 3 more months so I will wait until my contract is up and evaluate my options at that time.
 
hrxtreme

hrxtreme

SatelliteGuys Pro
Sep 11, 2007
334
0
Castle Rock, CO
Was just on MSNBC.com, saw a D* ad. It was the DirecTV 70 HD Channel Invasion came where you rollover and fly D10 around trying to catch all 70 of their HD Channels... clever...? As for me, I'm going to show patience. The setup we have now works great, with no huge complaints, so a bit less HD for the time being won't kill me.
 

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