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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:12 PM
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I'm getting Direct TV as we speak.
Luckily I'm at work and the other half has to deal with the install.

But he's called me every 10 minutes asking questions.

No mo CABLE!!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:12 PM
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1. Why did you switch? nt
nt
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:46 PM
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6. Our cable sucked
The building was not wired correctly for cable and we had the main input came out of our hall closet and when we put in tile we couldn't run the cables under the tile. We would have to cut holes in the wall and run the cables. It was a mess.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:13 PM
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2. You know DirecTV is owned by Rupert Murdoch, right?
Go Dish Network!
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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:16 PM
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3. Is "Dish Network" the same as "Big Dish?" nt
nt
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:48 PM
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7. Oh well, too late now.
I wanted to get Dish via SBC but they no longer would install into multi unit buildings. Plus the rates for Direct TV were better.

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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:21 PM
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15. I don't know anything about DirectTV's service, but...
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 08:27 PM by I Have A Dream
they are the only company on Glenn Beck's list of sponsors that stopped advertising on the Glenn Beck radio show after he discussed on the air how he wanted to kill Michael Moore.

They at least deserve kudos for that!
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:19 PM
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4. I had nothing but trouble with DirectTV
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 06:20 PM by hippiechick
... their installation was horrible & their customer service is even worse (30-40 minutes on hold is customary).

And I refuse to pay Comcast's bs rates, so I am presently only dealing with what's on the regular telly (mostly the public tv station).


:hi: RonnyK !!! :hug: Good Luck !!!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:51 PM
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10. The guy that installed was great.
We ordered on Monday and they were here today.

Anything is better than Adelphia. Comcast is just as bad too, huh?
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:49 PM
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22. Comcast's service is better, but their prices are ridiculous ....
Sounds like you got a better 'subcontractor' to do your DirectTV installation. The 1-horse company that did mine laid one wire in through my patio door, so I couldn't completely close it ... not even in rain or snow ... and ran the other wire up the outside wall and POKED A HOLE IN MY BEDROOM SCREEN to run it thru my bedroom ... again leaving the window un-closable.

Of course after a few months of trying to close the windows as much as possible when the weather called for it, the wires frayed and I lost service.

The subcontractor company was not listed in the phone book, and when I called DirectTV customer service, after waiting nearly an hour on hold to talk to a real person, they said there was nothing they could do about it because they didn't have their own techs.

It was a total disaster.

I hope yours works out ALOT better !!! :loveya: :hug:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 10:59 AM
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25. Sounds like a mess.
This guy we had new his stuff. He did a clean job with drilling any holes to attach the dish and run the cables.

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:32 PM
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5. We've used DirectTV for years w/no major problems
except loss of satellite when the weather is horrible. But it returns just as quickly. I'm sure you'll both enjoy!
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:48 PM
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The picture is great.
We also have Tivo!!
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:48 PM
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8. Will you get BBC with sweetie dahling on it??
I want bbc so bad.
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:49 PM
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9. I'll have to look.
I love BBC.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:51 PM
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11. Me too, Mr Bean, AbFab, better news and all.
I love British humour.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:06 PM
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13. BBC America. Channel 264! nt
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:26 PM
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16. YEA!!!!!
I just found it too!!
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Maddy McCall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 07:58 PM
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12. I love directv. My favorite channel is 375...
World Link TV. Excellent documentaries.

You'll love it. :D
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:27 PM
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18. Cool
I am such documentary tramp!!
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:39 PM
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20. Link also hosts Democracy Now, 10am CT. nt
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Clintmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:17 PM
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14. I have Comcast...
Digital Cable with their high speed internet. Been thinking about getting a dish, but I've had HS internet for so long, I don't think I can go back to dial up. *YUCK*
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:26 PM
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17. I don't know anything about DirectTV's service, but...
they are the only company on Glenn Beck's list of sponsors that stopped advertising on the Glenn Beck radio show after he discussed on the air how he wanted to kill Michael Moore.

They at least deserve kudos for that!

(I also posted this in response to another post above, but I wanted to make sure that it in the main thread as well.)
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:28 PM
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19. Wow!
I feel better now. Someone said asshole Murdoc owned Direct TV.
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:01 PM
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23. I think that Murdock does own it (or at least part of it).
I think that it was just considered to be a smart business decision to stop the advertising. (I'm surprised more of the big named advertisers didn't follow suit.) However, it does show that complaining about things like the Michael Moore incident can make a difference.

At least DirecTV did the right thing in this particular instance.

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IChing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 08:48 PM
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21. Al Gore's new cable feed will be on DirecTV
I will wait and see on that but:


I have direcTV and like it vs cable, as it is with TV which most of it sucks
but I do enjoy the Sundance channel, Independent Film channel, link tv, bbc america, CBC news, turner classic movies, and others. The price I paid for cable was more for less channels.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:03 PM
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24. Lucky for you big rain/thunderstorms are very rare in So. Cali.
They block the signal. :grr:

Of course, I ADORE thunderstorms, so I really don't mind at all.

:hi:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:01 AM
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26. I like thunder storms too.
They are more entertaining than TV anyway.
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bertha katzenengel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:16 AM
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29. yeah, they are
and I think the signal can get through most of the rain we do have in the winter.

How are you enjoying it so far!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:03 AM
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27. You'll love it, ronny! I love mine!
I love my DirecTV and my Tivo. I don't miss anything now. :D
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:03 AM
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28. but, more importantly: are you a nice guy?
:shrug:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:44 AM
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31. Of course I am!!
:evilgrin:
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 11:30 AM
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30. Just get the Free Speech TV Channel up and running.
That should satisfy your thirst for what they have been keeping out of the news.
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-21-05 12:01 PM
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32. You got the TiVo box, right?
I :loveya: my directv TiVo box.
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