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Old 10-17-01, 08:35 PM
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What exactly is DIRECT TV ?

as an aussie i have no idea what this is

the WWF's No Mercy PPV is not being shown on Direct TV and some people aren't happy, that's all i know!

is it Cable ?

is it Pay TV ?

or what ?
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Satellite service.
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Originally posted by juiio
Satellite service.
Yeah!

www.directv.com
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Originally posted by juiio
Satellite service.
And a damn good one at that!
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Originally posted by Chad
And a damn good one at that!
I wouldn't go that far.

Imagine you're sitting at home, and DirecTV sends down one of their 'posion pills' and your systems, which you legally subscribe to, are hit and you are without satellite for 48 hours ...

Gotta love DTV ...
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Originally posted by Chad


And a damn good one at that!
Unless its raining and your staring at a blank screen and a "searching for signal" message
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I have it and like it.
Des it's like kinda like Sky in teh UK but not really.

It is a satellite service which amazingly is not super popular in the US, in the uk/europe almost every house has a dish not many people have cable or would want it.

It rocks I have had it since April with no problems and with my tivo it makes it even better.
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What's a poison pill? Does DN do it too? I have Dish Network (because of WB and UPN) so I'm curious.
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Originally posted by WarriorPrincess
What's a poison pill? Does DN do it too? I have Dish Network (because of WB and UPN) so I'm curious.
Directv has problems with people hacking their access cards and getting every channel (including about 150 "local" channels and all PPVs). They send down "ECM"s that are designed to take out the hacked cards. Directv is notorious for taking down thousands of legit customers at the same time.
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Originally posted by juiio
Directv has problems with people hacking their access cards and getting every channel (including about 150 "local" channels and all PPVs). They send down "ECM"s that are designed to take out the hacked cards. Directv is notorious for taking down thousands of legit customers at the same time.
I couldn't have said it better myself ...
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It is an evil Satellite service provider with rude customer service people. Of course they were nice and offered me free program when I called them to cancel and told them "I've moved to the Dish Network". No problems with Dish so far
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Originally posted by Eternia
It is an evil Satellite service provider with rude customer service people. Of course they were nice and offered me free program when I called them to cancel and told them "I've moved to the Dish Network". No problems with Dish so far
The only nice DirecTV customer service associate that I've talked to, is also a member of DVDTalk. She is the only pleasant one that I've come across ...

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