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Old 06-24-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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Just move at the Preserve near Hamilton Road in Gahanna. Is it best to get Direct TV (security deposit required) or get cable Insight or WOW. I leaning towards Direct TV. Is this the best way to go far as money wise?
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Old 06-25-2010, 07:19 PM
 
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I'd get cable. Do you really want to go out in the winter to knock the snow off the dish and melt the ice off with hot water?
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I'm in New Albany (Hampsted Village) and I have Direct TV. I had to knock snow off the dish zero times this past winter. I am new to the area but everything I heard indicated that it was a pretty harsh winter. I get Direct TV to see my football team (NFL Sunday Ticket is only available on DTV) so I didn't really research Insight, WOW, or U-Verse but if you find DTV is the best for you don't let weather scare you off. In a decade of DTV in Michigan (worse winters than Columbus) I had to clear snow off a handful of times but never once had to melt off ince with hot water. Of course, that poster is from Florida so I'm not sure how much DTV experience they've had in northern climates anway.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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I'm in New Albany (Hampsted Village) and I have Direct TV. I had to knock snow off the dish zero times this past winter. I am new to the area but everything I heard indicated that it was a pretty harsh winter. I get Direct TV to see my football team (NFL Sunday Ticket is only available on DTV) so I didn't really research Insight, WOW, or U-Verse but if you find DTV is the best for you don't let weather scare you off. In a decade of DTV in Michigan (worse winters than Columbus) I had to clear snow off a handful of times but never once had to melt off ince with hot water. Of course, that poster is from Florida so I'm not sure how much DTV experience they've had in northern climates anway.
I grew up in Michigan (Lansing area) as well and let me tell you Michigan gets a hell of a lot more snow than Columbus does.

But Columbus gets a lot more freezing rain than Michigan. So yes you would have to melt ice off the dish here more often.

I had Insight Cable but after being a customer for 8 years, they dicked me on fees. I finally gave up and signed up for WOW cable. When I called Insight to cancel, they asked who I was going to so I told them. They then started to offer me all these discounts and reduced rates. I about blew up on the phone to the lady and asked her that why with an 8 year customer she was just offering me all this stuff now and not back then. She said because she wanted to keep me with Insight. I told her to f*ck off and cancel my service within the hour. I hung up the phone and the next day an insight guy came to pick up the gear. I almost threw it at him I was so mad.

I had WOW cable for three months now and its been good so far. $20 cheaper than Insight per month and I get the Starz movie channels which with Insight I would of had to pay more for. Faster internet as well.

Friends from work have WOW cable also. They said wait a couple months then call them back and threaten to switch. Tell them another provider offered you a better deal and that you were *thinking* of switching over. They will then give you a discounted price for a full year or more just to get you to stay.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Depends on how fancy your tv is. If I had a 1080 HDTV, then I'd have to say go with Directv which has more HD channels especially sports. Their service sucks though. Don't believe the commercials.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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I grew up in Michigan (Lansing area) as well and let me tell you Michigan gets a hell of a lot more snow than Columbus does.

But Columbus gets a lot more freezing rain than Michigan. So yes you would have to melt ice off the dish here more often.

I had Insight Cable but after being a customer for 8 years, they dicked me on fees. I finally gave up and signed up for WOW cable. When I called Insight to cancel, they asked who I was going to so I told them. They then started to offer me all these discounts and reduced rates. I about blew up on the phone to the lady and asked her that why with an 8 year customer she was just offering me all this stuff now and not back then. She said because she wanted to keep me with Insight. I told her to f*ck off and cancel my service within the hour. I hung up the phone and the next day an insight guy came to pick up the gear. I almost threw it at him I was so mad.

I had WOW cable for three months now and its been good so far. $20 cheaper than Insight per month and I get the Starz movie channels which with Insight I would of had to pay more for. Faster internet as well.

Friends from work have WOW cable also. They said wait a couple months then call them back and threaten to switch. Tell them another provider offered you a better deal and that you were *thinking* of switching over. They will then give you a discounted price for a full year or more just to get you to stay.

I choose Insight for varies reasons. One they have nfl network which is a must for me. I know Direct TV has the sunday ticket and nfl network, but they wanted a security deposit of $228 just to get the equipment install. Also my bill with direct tv along with the sunday ticket for 4 months will come out too $170.00. Insight has nfl network and othee sports package which is $10 per month. Two I also wanted internet which Insight has. Now my bill with Insight is about 120. Now I am from D.C. MD and I had Comcast which is the only cable company in D.C. Comast is almost like Time Warner. My comast bill for cable and internet was about $195 a month. So insight is way cheaper then what I was used to pay with Comcast. Comcast dick you with fees for remotes, boxes and other surcharges. WOW doesnt have NFL network and they are not offer in Gahanna. TW sucks. Direct tv is expensive. So insight was my best option.
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