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Old 02-22-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Default Direct TV, Dish or Time Warner?

We'd really like to use U-verse from AT&T since the bf works there, but they don't come down this far into our neighborhood. Silly since it comes halfway into the neighborhood, but that's another discussion.

Which one do you prefer? Direct TV, Dish or Time Warner Cable. I'm voting for cable as I'm tired of having the dish stop working on a real windy/rainy night...
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:47 PM
 
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If your dish stops working more than a few times in an entire year then it wasn't installed properly. Mine stopped 2x this entire year.

I switched to Directv a year ago from TWC and I will NEVER go back to cable. Timewarner cannot begin to offer the same package directv can. Their HD services are terrific.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Presonally I don't have cable but I used to have DirectTV DVR/HD back in PA and I did have Time Warner Digital Cable(we last had it about 6 mths ago and had digital cable for about 13 or 14 mths)....TW is more expensive for less selection and worse quality (in my opinion). Directv was great (not the cheapest) but that was when DirectTV had tons more HD than Dish.

I'd like to check out U-Verse I think it should be available in my neighborhood soon. I've heard it's great and you can get FAST internet along with it. For now I just have TW internet and antenna for free HD.

One other thing to note is when I first moved here was when I had TW, because the apartment I moved into could only get a sd signal on DirectTv due to the way the balcony faced...otherwise it would have hands down been DirectTv.

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Old 02-22-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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Directv hands down for quality, service and price.
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Old 02-22-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Loved DirecTV...unfortunately, can't get it at our house because we can't get a clear line of sight due to a large tree in the backyard. TW rate increases have been insane, though was recently able to negotiate a lower rate with them by threatening to cancel, saving about $20/month.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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sent you a private message sandy
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Directv. Have had it for 9 years. Haven't found a cable company that compares. I have lived in the Charlotte area for two years and the dish has not gone out once, even during a storm.
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Everyone has gripes about any of the three services. We've had cable since moving here a little under two years ago and have never had a problem with it.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Who would you recommend for high speed internet if you get Directv dish?
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Midland
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I too vote for DirectV, with one caveat.

For us and the packages that we desired, Dish was the cheapest, then DirectV and Cable was not even in the ball park (additional $389 / year costs, compared to the other 2).

Directv's quality just seems better than Dish but was slightly more expensive ($120/ year more).

If I were going cheap route, I'd go dish, if I chose a combo of price and performance I'd choose Directv and if money is no object I would go cable.

(this assessment only pertains to the type of channels \ # of rooms I desired). YMMV.
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