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View Poll Results: Who is provides your TV?
Comcast 5 38.46%
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Comcast vs DirecTV - June 26, 2006, 11:36 AM

Ok, who has had both and who do you prefer to get your cable from?

I've always had cable, never had Satellite. The only reason I sort of want it is for the NFL package.

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June 26, 2006, 11:38 AM

you want the NFL package....go DirecTV.

I choose satellite over Cable, mainly cuz its cheaper for me that way.
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I hear Dish is the way to go.....Dumb me I have adelphia
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I have comcast b/c they were the 1st to offer cable internet service in my area....also, I like consolidated bills, not one for internet, one for cable, one for.....


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June 26, 2006, 11:55 AM

I had comcast for 3 years while living on Quantico. We lived in the barracks so we used to do the 6 months free and then cancel and have our new roommate sign up and get another 6 months free. However whenever we had to pay full price for just basic cable the bill was over 80 bucks. To me that's way too much to pay for just MTV and CNN.

Then when I moved to centreville I was forced to get DirecTV because neither COX nor comcast supported apartment complex. I'm really glad with the decision I made. The install and setup was free for 4 rooms (i only got 3), and I also sprung an extra 100 bucks for the Tivo (best invention ever). The only bad part is the one year commitment. But if you have no problem with that the bill is 42$ for basic and one reciever. Each additional is 5$ and another 5$ for unlimmited tivo. So for 3 rooms and tivo its around 55-60$. Its not amazingly cheap, but it is cheaper than Comcast and that is there stable rate (i have never had an increase in 2 years). You get more channels I believe and for like 5 and 10$ more you get a shitload of sports channels and like 200 other unknown channels.

For me, my signal goes out sporadically during heavy storms (like this past sunday), but it usually solid. I also have a large tree in front of my dish that doesn't allow me to get High Def (which is my biggest complaint about Satelite). Just make sure you have a clear view of the souther sky (roof mounting is the best).

Oh and Sunday Ticket is WORTH IT. It is the best thing ever (next to tivo) if you are a fan of someone besides the ravens and skins. I never missed a Bills game all last year. Its like 240$ but I split mine into 4 payments.

One thing to keep in mind though, is if you want HIGH DEF, the receiver will cost you 400$ and a two year commitment. I think its 600$ if you buy it at best buy without the commitment. Put the Superfan (sunday ticket in high def) and tivo together and FAHGETABOUTIT. You won't leave your home on sundays.

And do not fall for comcast's dvr, comparing it to tivo is like comparing jessica simpson to a two dollar whore.


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I've had DirecTV for about a year and I love it. I have the HD receiver and off air HDTV antenna and have had zero problems with everything. Only during very hard rains will the satellite cut out but it's only for a short time. As far as Internet goes we have Verizon DSL and it's very fast.


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Look just buy blackbox and bootleg the cable
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you want the NFL package....go DirecTV.

I choose satellite over Cable, mainly cuz its cheaper for me that way.
With roughly even options, comcast is about $10 cheaper. Remember, I need internet too and have had bad experience with DSL.


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Now if go with cable, to save you some money dont rent there cable modem, just buy one it will save you a bit of money. Adelphia wanted to charge me $300 per year for a rental fee for the modem!! I was like Fugg NO!!!
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One thing to keep in mind though, is if you want HIGH DEF, the receiver will cost you 400$ and a two year commitment. I think its 600$ if you buy it at best buy without the commitment. Put the Superfan (sunday ticket in high def) and tivo together and FAHGETABOUTIT. You won't leave your home on sundays.

And do not fall for comcast's dvr, comparing it to tivo is like comparing jessica simpson to a two dollar whore.
Yeah the high def thing might be a deal breaker for me... and considering that I am a Ravens fan, I suppose I can just hang out at a sportsbar for the games that aren't televised.

No way I'm paying so much for high def. DVR is ok, but I hardly use the damn thing lol.

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With roughly even options, comcast is about $10 cheaper. Remember, I need internet too and have had bad experience with DSL.
What options are you talking about exactly? DirecTV's basic package has just about every channel you'll ever need, unless you watch more than 100 hours a week. And its always 45$ 50$ and then 99$(for all the tv psychos). They have never increased their pricing. I remember my bill always fluxuating with comcast. Are you sure than comcast's basic cable is 35$?

I see your point about cable internet though. I have verizon dsl which I AM NOT happy with. Mainly because I don't have a land line so its costs me 40$ per month. If you did have a land line you could get it for as cheap as 15.99$ (on top of your verizon land line phone bill). I'm an IT guy, and let me tell you that you will not notice a difference between DSL and Cable. Their customer service blows too. Small price to pay for getting every football game played in the season.


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Yeah the high def thing might be a deal breaker for me... and considering that I am a Ravens fan, I suppose I can just hang out at a sportsbar for the games that aren't televised.

No way I'm paying so much for high def. DVR is ok, but I hardly use the damn thing lol.

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Actually I looked at DirecTV's website and they have an offer for a FREE HD receiver with a new customer. That OR a FREE tivo. The 400/600 bucks was for the High Def/ Tivo combo. And to just dismiss Tivo is blasphamous. You hardly use your DVR because its not user friendly. Get a tivo for a week, and you'll see what everyone's talking about. You can get that Free HD reciever and get a standard def tivo for another 100.

IMO, DirecTV is the best TV service. But it is a commitment (1 year or two). If you can see past that, and don't care about getting DSL(its not that differenct from cable) then get it. DirecTV has more HighDef channels than Comcast. There are something like 15 normal channels, and you can get PPV in HD and like I said Football. I read/heard somewhere that DirecTV has the highest approval rating when comparing all TV providers. And you can see by my pushing it on you, that I am completely satisfied.


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I don't have a home phone (just a cell - why bother with two phones?), so DSL is out of the question....so, back to the single bill with cable and internet access.....


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What options are you talking about exactly? DirecTV's basic package has just about every channel you'll ever need, unless you watch more than 100 hours a week. And its always 45$ 50$ and then 99$(for all the tv psychos). They have never increased their pricing. I remember my bill always fluxuating with comcast. Are you sure than comcast's basic cable is 35$?

I see your point about cable internet though. I have verizon dsl which I AM NOT happy with. Mainly because I don't have a land line so its costs me 40$ per month. If you did have a land line you could get it for as cheap as 15.99$ (on top of your verizon land line phone bill). I'm an IT guy, and let me tell you that you will not notice a difference between DSL and Cable. Their customer service blows too. Small price to pay for getting every football game played in the season.
For options, I just mean the channels I want. I don't care about "number of channnels" if I don't watch 90% of them. To get the channels I want, its slightly cheaper with comcast; but I would love to have the NFL package. lol The total cost for what I'm looking at are like $125 from comcast and something like $135 from DirecTV (w/ comcast internet).

I don't have a land line either, so DSL isn't a good option (and I don't want it lol).


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