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ReneeG

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Posted: 05/20/21 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

You may want to consider dumping the whole satellite tv thing. More and more CGs are getting better internet, you can stream through a phone, TVs are smart, and Starlink is going up . . .


Unless the OP boondocks or dry camps a lot where there is no internet signal.


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ReneeG wrote:

Unless the OP boondocks or dry camps a lot where there is no internet signal.
Starlink.

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I hope Starlink service grows, it looks very good so far. Most of the places I camp there are no cable or wireless services, so no dish means no live TV. Thats okay sometimes.

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Thanks for the responses. Going to stay with DIRECT TV for the time being. Some of the "The devil you know..." I guess.

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We were long time DirecTV customers (10+ years). We switched from Comcast and it was as if we bought a new TV. Great picture and at first, great customer service. Then the customer service and billing policies turned bad. Really bad.

So we switched to Dish. The big difference has been the way the interface works. It's much better. Better features and more advanced hardware.

When we moved, we had trouble getting Dish installed at our new place. The tech kept on missing appointments. We already had Comcast/Xfiinity for internet and it was a simple phone call and drive to the local store to get the TV hardware. So after 10+ years with Dish, we gave Xfinity a try.

OMG. Xfinity sucks. Horrible interface. Really slow. Programming that we setup kept on disappearing. The customer support was like going to a Ram dealership. It exists but they're clueless and nothing will get fixed. They aren't capable if the manufacture isn't capable.

After giving Xfinity a chance for 7 months, we called Dish and this time, the tech had everything installed within 12 hours.

Our choice: DishTV

If DishTV didn't exist, I'd get Xfinity over DirecTV just because DirecTV's billing department is worse than any company I have ever dealt with. And, this is coming from a former 10 year customer that has never missed or been late on a payment. The only organization worse than DirecTV is Ram and the only thing worse than Ram is Bye-Don and his commie cronies.


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Sale of DirecTV expected to close in the second half of 2021; so who knows what it will be like.

AT&T to Sell Stake in DirecTV and Video Business to TPG


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Posted: 05/24/21 06:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No matter, DTV!

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