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The cost of technology
Since the purchase of direct tv by AT&T the service from my perspective has got so bad I am getting a divorce from them. I will be left with one option DISH, there will be learning curve and a lot of work to make it happen. When we built our...

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Wow!!

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The direct tv guys in Costco were really aggressively promoting their service over my wired service at our home. 

My understanding is that Dish can be started and stopped for shorter terms I hope is correct?


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After 15 yrs of service with DTV in our home my
wife and i dumped them. 200 ch and couldnt
find anything to watch a lot of times.
  We put a 40 dollar antenna on the roof
and get 19 free channels. Now 3 years later
im still happy with this...

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  • Last Edit: January 05, 2019, 10:54:31 am by varmonter

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My understanding is that Dish can be started and stopped for shorter terms I hope is correct?
True, we have the 'Tailgater' system and have canceled and re-upped many short times and up to...

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We had Dish for 20 years or so at our S&B.  Actually had an 8.5' c-band dish for a few years.  Used Dish while we were full timing but found we weren't watching much.  When we bought our current S&B we now are streaming what we want when we want...

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  • DavidS
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Dropped the home phone almost 20yr ago and dropped tv almost 6yrs ago.. dont miss either..

Dont see why people waste time with TV... Crap in Crap out...I have my own reality show in my life so dont need to watch anyone else.

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Dropped the home phone almost 20yr ago and dropped tv almost 6yrs ago.. dont miss either..
Dont see why people waste time with TV... Crap in Crap out...I have my own reality show in my life so...


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We like the 'classics':

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We like the 'classics':
Yes, nothing like Robert Osborn when he was hosting Turner Classic Movies! Love the old B&W Perry Mason too. 1939 was the best year films ever had with 1940 close...

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  • bbeane
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We dumped DTV a couple of years ago after 20+ years due to the lack of customer service. We now have a Dish Mobil account. It allows us to change our locals and make programming changes in line online. As others have said you can also turn it on...

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"Seemed things were a lot simpler in 1980."

Yeah and you had to get up and change the channels, got more exercise that way. 😁😁😁

Roland

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I have had Direct since I think they started.  I guess I have not had any dealings with them to see if better or worse.  I read all of the horror stories tho.

What did they do to you Ahall?

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Since the purchase of direct tv by AT&T the service from my perspective has got so bad I am getting a divorce from them. I will be left with one option DISH, there will be learning curve and a...


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If there was any way to get NASCAR without DTV or Dish I would dump DTV in a heartbeat. We can get a great deal from Spectrum in our area, but can't get enough cable to follow the coach. Maybe the streaming is an option but out of my skills to...

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  • DavidS
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If there was any way to get NASCAR without DTV or Dish I would dump DTV in a heartbeat. We can get a great deal from Spectrum in our area, but can't get enough cable to follow the coach. Maybe...


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I mentioned this before but if you have WiFi then get a Roku.  Connect it up and you have free TV (also can watch subscription sites). We watch stuff on at almost exclusively.  You can get YouTube on it and that has just about everything uploaded...

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If you are worried about missing anything i can help....left hand turn... another left hand turn and so on...
Yep, but I want to know who is making the turns and how fast is he making them. My...

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  • DavidS
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Yep, but I want to know who is making the turns and how fast is he making them. My sentiments on golf, hit the ball go chase it and hit it again until it falls in a hole, then repeat.

Touche

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  • bigdog
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I'm also curious of what the issue actually was. We haven't had any issues with AT&T on the road nor DTV in our home. In fact we have had fewer service interruptions with DTV than we did with Charter/Spectrum. 

My traveler in the coach is kaput...

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One can be unlucky in a heavy use snowbird area and get stuck with old modem speeds.
OR, 'NO MODEM SPEEDS', which happens to us when all you Snow/Rain Birds come in after a long cruise and...

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  • Dub
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I've hired and fired them all... Pees in a pod I say. Always better offers for new subscribers than a 10 year customer, pees me to no end. I have a ROKU rig and Direct with in motion on the coach I have now Keith but haven't tried to use it yet.....

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  • bigdog
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OR, 'NO MODEM SPEEDS', which happens to us when all you Snow/Rain Birds come in after a long cruise and overload our el cheapo, badly set up wi-fi network. :D  We had to sit my Uncle Jack,...


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Ahall,  We have had Directv for 20 years and it works quite well for us.  All systems have issues.  Our Winegard Traveler finds all 3 sats everytime, our SWM Geni works fine.  Looks like you understand SWM and should be able to get your stuff...

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"Tis better to light one candle than curse the darkness"

I guess I don't understand the rejection of technology by the generation that created it.  Why not embrace it for what it is, the new paradigm, and bend it to your needs.  Whether it's...

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