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Old 05-02-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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I am currently paying $169 for digital cable, roadrunner, and digital phone. I believe that this is way to much so I am thinking about switching to satillite. I have a friend who has Directv, roadrunner and digital phone and pays about $120 for all which is why I am thinking about switching. Any one here have Dish or Direct? Which is best? Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: RSM
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dish has a lot of great cheap packages but directv seems to have more channels
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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dish has a lot of great cheap packages but directv seems to have more channels
Yeah, but more doesn't mean anything if you don't watch the channels....

I have a few hundred channels with dish, and I bunch of them I don't even watch. Pricing is great though
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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I am currently paying $169 for digital cable, roadrunner, and digital phone. I believe that this is way to much so I am thinking about switching to satillite. I have a friend who has Directv, roadrunner and digital phone and pays about $120 for all which is why I am thinking about switching. Any one here have Dish or Direct? Which is best? Thanks for the help.
I have Dish and I like it. I had it as stand alone for 9 years but a few months ago I found that the telephone company partners with Dish so I had it added to my phone and internet and got $10 off what I was paying. What you pay depends on how many TV sets you have on it, if you have a DVR and what package you have.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:22 PM
 
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Watch alot of international channels? then go with dish.

It's the best out there hands down.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Here are many comments on the cable/Direct TV/Dish Network debate from Engadget.

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Old 05-04-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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I don't know how necessary television is in your life...

But, have you considered just getting rabbit ears? You'll get all the essentials (FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, WB, etc), and you can get a subscription to Netflix for cheap if you really want to watch some movies...
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Personally I think that paying to watch TV shows and commercials is beyond stupid. Other than some specialty movie channels, charging for TV should be illegal. The companies bombard us with microwaves, or use our living space to place their ugly cables, so they should not be charging for the "service". More often than not, it's all the same stuff repeated on different channels.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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In my side by side comparisons I always found Dish to be the more for less than the other 2 choices. Much may depend on if you are doing a cable modem. I found DSL and Dish ended up being cheaper than a full cable package. Also cable has few digital iimage stations, unlike the satellites. Around here I think it is 9, they still never look as clean as Dish. Now mind you you need to make sure you have a solid 100 or more signal strength.

You will hear people say in a storm you will lose your satelitte if signal strength is that high it will maintain through some rough storms... I live in FL and we have some good ones. Watch the packages of any of them you will find some good offers out there.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Nothing beats the BUD during stormy weather. Alias there aren't any triple play packages bundled with these.

Like AONE said strong signal strength with Ka or Ku band providers such as Dish rule out any signal loss in poor weather. But remember not the extreme worst weather if u know what I mean.
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