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  1. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Making the switch to DTV! Yeah, having TWC for 2 years in NY, then Comcast for 2 years, I am ready to say good-bye to cable, hello satellite.

    Even with the 24 months commitment, in the first year, I will be saving $80/month (going from $133 to $55), and in the second year, I will be saving $55/month (to $80) for internet and tv. That's a savings of roughly $1500 :)

    Plus, I will be getting on top of that $200 AMEX gift card, free HD-DVR for the first year, free HBO/Starz/Showtime for 6 months.

    Got the Plus HD-DVR ($54.99) - $10 referral - $10 AAA = $35 for 12 months
    Internet is AT&T DSL Lite (19.95) - don't do much except surfing and email and downloading research articles. might upgrade if it is still too slow.
  2. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I've got some search codes that will make your dvr work better...

    They are built into the unit, just not widely publicized...

    Also, you can buy a big external hard drive and hook it up usb to have more space.
  3. ArmyCowboy

    ArmyCowboy New Member

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    The only problem is that during a storm, you're looking at blueness...

    And storms here in Kansas are a problem.:mad:
  4. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    All I can say is............


    What took you so long ?!?!?!?
  5. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I couldn't wait to get rid of direct tv when I had it. I lost my signal all the time.

    Good luck with it VC. You get as many storms as we do so hopefully you don't have the problems I had.

    but on the bright side if you get the ticket you aren't stuck watching the Titans any more. :D
  6. ajk23az

    ajk23az Through Pain Comes Clarity

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    Could you PM me these and directions on how to use them?
  7. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Comcast loses service even when there isn't a storm...so did TWC. I can't even access my On Demand (Error, call blah blah blah), and am too lazy to get it fixed since I just use Tivo to record what I want.
  8. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    DirectTv has gotten much better when it comes to signal strength. In the last 3 years, Ive lost my signal 3 times during storms and all 3 times it was back up within 15 minutes.
  9. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    I love you DirectTV.


    Thank you for all of my Cowboys games. That is all I watch.
  10. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    I've never lost my signal...except maybe when I lived in the Bay Area :cool:
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Are you receiving the signal I'm sending right now? :laugh2:
  12. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    I will say I am a little upset that my old Tivo DualTuner Series 2 will only record 1 satellite channel at a time (TEARS!)...at least the DirecTV HD-DVR will be able to record two, and sometime at the end of this year will release a DirecTV Tivo HD that I will be jumping on.

    BTW, I have realized that comcast does have the best internet. After I collect my AT&T cashbacks (1-2 months), I will be switching back, and try to get the promotional $19.99 price for 6-12 months.

    And I just bought a 1TB external harddrive for $75 for my DVR
  13. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    WHAT???? Comcast the best internet?? They're awful!!!
  14. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    :signmast:
  15. thebigeasy88

    thebigeasy88 Member

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    If you don't mind...I would appreciate them as well. :)
  16. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Active Member

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    Verizon Vios guy knocked on my door yesterday and told me how much money he could save me over Directv. I asked him if he offered the Sunday Ticket.(I knew they didn't) He said no and I told him I would not make a change even if he offered service for free. No Sunday Ticket, No change.

    I would say I would change tho if they ever lost Sunday Ticket. Directv knows taht is probaly the reason 90% of the people get and keep their service.
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    I have had internet through tw/comcast for at least 13 yrs and have never had any problems except for a couple of modems dying of old age me.
  18. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    My first bill will be $57 (after taxes and some TN phone crap fees) for 3M internet and basic local phone (I wanted to get in on $175 cashback)

    Comcast even when not on a promotion is $42 something. If you are on a promotion it is only $20. And, the speed is much faster than 3M/500Kbps

    I am canceling the phone and downgrading to $19.95 (sadly only 768K) on the 31st day after activation so that I don't have to pay for what I don't use, but still get my cashback. After that, if I don't like how slow it is, I will be switching back to comcast. I will be a new customer since the current account is under my mom's name.
  19. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    I guess it depends on where you live, I have had good luck with my Comcast internet connection. I am consistently getting 15 MB down and 2.4 MB up. Not too shabby if you ask me.
  20. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Not at all, I'm heterosexual, sorry....

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