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Old 05-24-04, 07:48 PM
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DirectTV or Cable... which is better

going to be moving into a new house, looking to see which is the better of the two. thanks
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directv. i recently made the switch. i'll never go back.
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DirecTv with Tivo.

There is no substitute.
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If anyone has the opportunity to get DirecTivo - they should.
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Not even close. Thats like asking Jessica Alba or Rosie O Donnell.
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Unless of course local HD channels are important to you.
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Dish Network has cheaper programing options than Direct TV.
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DirecTV w/ Tivo.
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DirecTV & Panasonic E80/85- 80 gig DVR! No TIVO Fees!
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Re: DirectTV or Cable... which is better

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going to be moving into a new house, looking to see which is the better of the two. thanks
I have had Direct TV for 7+ years and currently have three receivers, 1 of which is HD.

I am so glad I got rid of cable for far too many reasons to list here. The best of which was after a bad storm, people were outside complaining that they had lost their cable hours ago. I never even had rain fade and I was fine.
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Go with DirecTV. I h ad it and had to give it up when I moved here. I miss my dish so badly.
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the only advantage cable has is on demand. other then that DTV all the way
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The Book of G'Quan clearly states that the correct path is DirecTV with TiVo. Cable is for the Centauri. That's not true. Even the Centauri are too good for cable. Cable is for the Drazi.

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DirectTivo is indeed the winner.

There is no other.
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Does sattelite have local channels in HD??
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some markets have cbs in hd
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DirecTV all the way. I have had it for two years and will never look back. That and Tivo will be coming soon and I can't wait. w00t w00t!!11!
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Originally posted by das Monkey
The Book of G'Quan clearly states that the correct path is DirecTV with TiVo. Cable is for the Centauri. That's not true. Even the Centauri are too good for cable. Cable is for the Drazi.

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BTW, DirecTV with TiVo is the vote here too.
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DirectTV all the way.

You can still watch local HD channels OTA, folks.

I made the switch and haven't looked back. I recently rented a condo on vacation that had cable service from Comcast, my old provider. I had to laugh at how bad the quality was...can't believe I lived with that for so long.
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Originally posted by Sonicflood
DirecTV & Panasonic E80/85- 80 gig DVR! No TIVO Fees!
no dual tuners, season pass management, etc.. though as well.

The best $4.95 a month I spend are the DTivos fees.

Folks have no idea what they are missing until they sit down and witness the greatness that is the DirecTivo.
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Yeah. Don't tell them, but I'd gladly pay thrice the TiVo fees for the features it provides. It's a shame people get so hung up over this, because it's a valuable service.

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DirectTiVo will mow your lawn!

It'll give you a massage, complete with happy ending!

If somebody from your Bridge foursome doesn't show, DirectTiVo will be happy to step in!
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I have an upgraded 300 hour Tivo. Would I be able to use that with DirectTV, or would I have to buy and upgrade another one?
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Another vote for the DirecTiVo. I bought my first one the day it hit shelves for $399. Added lifetime service for another $200, back when DirecTV offered it. Worth every penny, and then some. Before long, I'll be picking up the HDTiVo too.

Don't even think about it. Get DirecTV.

~~edit~~ datagirl7, if you've got an upgraded 300 hour TiVo, I assume it's not the DirecTiVo. It will work, but you're better off getting the combo unit. The PQ is much, much better, and the dual tuners are amazing.

Sell the 300hr. one on ebay, should pay for the combo box, plus some.

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I guess I'm the only one who likes cable better. I just switched back from Directv, and I love it that I don't have to pay for each extra outlet (I have four tv's in the house). We only have digital in the living room. I did a dishout thing, so for the same price I paid for directv, I have shows on 4 tvs + HBO (where I previously had just one working television and no premium channels.)

I do miss PBS kids, but other than that, everything seems pretty much the same to me.


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