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Old 06-08-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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I just moved to Orlando and am closing on a house near Disney. I was wondering about Satellite TV vs BrightHouse - does satellite tv go out a lot because of storms? Does Brighthouse? We had Dish before in Texas and liked it, but I am concerned about the reception and outages. Thanks!
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
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Forget satellite in Florida.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: NYC/Orlando
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We had satellite once. It went out in basically every storm! Brighthouse rarely goes out.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Global citizen
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I used to have bright house digital cable for years. its good but it did randomly go out some times, not because of a storm or anything sometimes it would just go out. This happened several times, the last time it happened they said they can't send anyone out to look at it until another 2 days. So we had no cable for 2 days and they didn't do anything about it. And when they did come they were never on time, one time they were running so late they had to reschedule for the next day. We were so fed up we left bright house. We switched to satellite and it only goes out for a few mins during really bad storms. Its only gone out 3 or 4 times since we've had it (about 6 months now) It says on during the regular after noon storms, just not the real big sever storms we get every once in awhile, and they never last more than 10 mins or so, so its not that big of a deal. Maybe since my satellite is a newer version than what brink had, it can receive signal better. And the customer service is much better too.. I've also heard at&t uverse was good.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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Well, Brighthouse is giving me digital cable problems as we speak, but it is not a regular occurrence.

I went to an Outback Steakhouse in the tourist district last summer and one of our typical, quick summer freak storms hit. All the TVs went out. That pretty much closed the door on satellite for me.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I have had Brighthouse since the day the took over from Time Warner and have had very few issues with them. We have cable and internet with them and in the past 2 years (since I have moved into my current house), we have had only had to call Brighthouse once and that was issues with the cable boxes when we first moved in. Most people I know have Brighthouse and I have heard very few complaints overall. Brighthouse was a little behind as far as HD channels go but has been adding a lot within the last year. The On-Demand channels are great too. Many of CBS's and NBC's shows are on available to watch whenever you want within a day of original airing. I also enjoy the movies channels On-Demand as well. At my previous residence I had a problem with the box so I took it to the nearest Brighthouse office and the gave me another one, and it was an upgraded model of my previous box. Overall I really like Brighthouse and have little complaints about their service, although I really do not have anything to compare it to.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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I guess so far I'm the only one with very few problems with satellite. It only goes out if the storms come from the south and then it's not for very long.

I left the cable company years ago over the rising costs and am still 8 years later paying less for more.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:39 PM
 
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Had a bad experience with satalite where the equipment went bad and there was no warranty and had to buy equip from them for $130 . You sign a 2 yr contract and you know what happens when your in a contract and you need service. . Where cable will fix your equip and no contract . Go with cable and a DVR is a must .
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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Anybody use AT&T DSL or U-verse? How about their bundle with DirectTV?

Thanks
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Anybody use AT&T DSL or U-verse? How about their bundle with DirectTV?

Thanks

My brother has the AT&T U-verse and really likes it. He has a bundle for his TV-phone-internet.
Since I refuse to go with cable, we're going to look into the packages when we get back from vacation.
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