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NOT true, i switched to dish and the installer was happy to use the cables from Direct. saved him the work. he just installed the Dish and ran the cables to the outside pole where he connected to the existing direct cables to the house. he was happy and so was I.....................

Same here, when I went from DirecTV in 09 to DIsh in 09 they used same existing wiring from the directv install. Had no issues install wise. Had no major issues with them, except no YES network, hated not having the Yankees, then the ST I missed it, so I switched back in 2010. What got me was they wanted over 800.00 to install HD Dish and Receivers, plus paying same now as with Dish and have HD and everything(DVR, etc...), But they are a good business, I like them over Cable any day.
 
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Good luck with yours as well. Like me, you will most likely be happy with the move, or satisfied anyway.

I also am happy with directv. New customer pricing is what Is enticing me. It most likely would if I were going the other way a well. Into the contract the pricing is similar.

In any case, enjoy. And if you have questions this is the place.

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Jimbo said:
Does DISH have a 2 year commitment like D* ?

They do. You can buy the equipment and go month to month but I don't see the point cost wise.

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1 year 11 months and 29 days :D just kidding, 2 years

LOL! :D

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Ive been back and forth several times, like Directv better mainly because of PQ. It's nice to save money of course, but paying the same amount of dough, Id take Directv every time.
 
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Ive been back and forth several times, like Directv better mainly because of PQ. It's nice to save money of course, but paying the same amount of dough, Id take Directv every time.
For the same money, I most likely would as well based on my past experience with both.
 
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Well, after a few months of paying a $100 sat bill and watching very little I decided that it was time to cut back or cut it off. I just did not seem to be getting my moneys worth.

I looked at keeping Directv, which I am VERY happy with (and have been since 2006) and just dropping down a package, but it seemed to net me very little in the way of savings as an existing customer. I also looked at getting them to give me a discount, which they always have in the past, but even then, the savings pale in comparison to what you can get as a new subscriber.

So, I did some looking. It appears that over a two year period, I can save right at $500. Now I am giving up some tuners versus my D* setup of 3 HRs, but I do not foresee many, if any conflicts, as I personally watch very little tv except sports (mainly football), the wife watches mostly during prime time, which this covers, and our daughter watches recorded content that usually records while nobody is home during the day.

Anyway, they are scheduled to do the install this saturday, they actually wanted to do it today, lol, I guess they are not busy in this area.

I am gonna give it a go and see how it is.
$100? How is it possible that you paid that much? I have yet to have a bill over $80 (except for when I used to sub to EI) the entire time I was with them.

Looks like the Hopper may be the best option for you. Hope everything works out
 
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$100? How is it possible that you paid that much? I have yet to have a bill over $80 (except for when I used to sub to EI) the entire time I was with them.
Choice extra, DVR fee, Whole home, three receivers, taxes, ect. It adds up.
I have had it less of course with discounts and what have you, but generally it is right at $100 give or take a few dollars either way.
 
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I dont even look at mine anymore. I have all the premiums, usually at least one UFC charge, and now 5 months of ST payments LMAO
 
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$100? How is it possible that you paid that much? I have yet to have a bill over $80 (except for when I used to sub to EI) the entire time I was with them.

Looks like the Hopper may be the best option for you. Hope everything works out

I was paying over $100 until i dropped to the choice package. now i'm paying about $96 a month. so it is possible.
 
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Looks like the Hopper may be the best option for you. Hope everything works out

Yeah, that is what we are getting, one Hopper, two Joeys. Good lord, who came up with those ridiculous names?

Appreciate it.
 
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OK. Just looking at my bill I would normally be paying $96/month. I forgot about the discounts I have had for the last two years. I am currently paying $76/month, but I have 2 years of free HD (-$10) and $10 off my Choice Xtra for 2 years.

Those will both be expiring this summer. Once they do I will call them and ask them for the same discount. If they cannot, then FiOs will be about the same price and I may go with them.
 
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OK. Just looking at my bill I would normally be paying $96/month. I forgot about the discounts I have had for the last two years. I am currently paying $76/month, but I have 2 years of free HD (-$10) and $10 off my Choice Xtra for 2 years.

Those will both be expiring this summer. Once they do I will call them and ask them for the same discount. If they cannot, then FiOs will be about the same price and I may go with them.

i plan to do the same DK. but if they don't give me a little help for at least few months i'm not going anywhere. there's nothing else even comparable down here. i'll pay until the day i can't. suspending the account for a few months is always an option too.
 
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Have they ever gotten better DVR's. Thats one of my biggest issues when looking elsewhere, its hard to top my Dish/Directv with a 2TB external, which I need (my 2 TB is 30% full right now, Im like 4 weeks behind).
 
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Yeah, D* has always been good about giving me discounts, and most likely would have again, but it still wouldnt (based on the best discounts I have gotten) have matched new customer promo pricing and the savings over the two year period.

That is the only reason for my switch. It really isnt about the "money", it is about spending that much on something that I dont use as much as I used to. If that makes sense.
 
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Jimbo said:
Does DISH have a 2 year commitment like D* ?

But of course. They rope you in just like Direc does.

I have them both. Nice thing about Uverse, no pesky contract!
 
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