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Old 05-10-2010, 02:41 PM   #1
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So I successfully found a place in Denver, close to Lowry just north of Cherry Creek, moving in on Friday and am pretty pumped.

I've always had comcast, never really had any issues with it but since I am starting fresh I was wondering what people on here recommend?



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Old 05-10-2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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You're going to get the games locally (lucky bastard).... Go with DISH. I've had Comcast, DISH and now DirecTV only because I'm 2,000 miles from Mile High and thus Sunday Ticket. But if I had to choose and wasn't forced into DTV, I'd go with DISH.



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Dish for pure price on programming.

Directv for best operating menu and functionality.

Comcast if you're doing a bundle that makes it cheap and then you have no contract.
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Before anyone recommends, or pulls the trigger, on dish network....you might want to take a gander at this:

(from today's boston globe)

http://www.boston.com/business/techn...loses_lawsuit/
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Before anyone recommends, or pulls the trigger, on dish network....you might want to take a gander at this:

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http://www.boston.com/business/techn...loses_lawsuit/
Wow, I didn't know that. I can't watch regular TV.
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Just say no to DishNetwork.
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I bet they work something out otherwise Dish will be hosed.
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I've got Direct and love it. Never going back to Comcast. Screw them.
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Before anyone recommends, or pulls the trigger, on dish network....you might want to take a gander at this:

(from today's boston globe)

http://www.boston.com/business/techn...loses_lawsuit/
how come tivo went after dish but not directv and thier dvr?
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Do you want NFL Sunday Ticket? If so, the choice is easy.
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Do you want NFL Sunday Ticket? If so, the choice is easy.
This right here is the reason I would choose anyone over DTV. They have a monopoly on NFL ticket. I always thought they were illegal in America. This is the reason I pay every year 400 dollars to watch my Broncos play. So if I got the games for free I would pick anyone else.

I will say I like the Chanel selection and over all no real compliant against them. It just pisses me off that the force me to go to them if I want Ticket.
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how come tivo went after dish but not directv and thier dvr?
Dish's DVR boxes that infringe TiVo's patent. A federal judge would have to decide whether redesigned software for Dish's DVRs still infringe on TiVo's patents.

I assume that means Direct TV came up with their own version, Dish used TiVo's
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Living in Denver with NFL Redzone channel I don't need it to be honest.
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Dish's DVR boxes that infringe TiVo's patent. A federal judge would have to decide whether redesigned software for Dish's DVRs still infringe on TiVo's patents.

I assume that means Direct TV came up with their own version, Dish used TiVo's
ahh, see article really just says they used tivos pause and rewind live tv, and I'm thinking to myself well yeah directv's does too. so it's more of a how it does it rather then just simply that it does do it.
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I have Direct TV and love it-more basic channels (including NFL Network), great reception. I have TiVo, and don't know how I enjoyed TV without it-
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ahh, see article really just says they used tivos pause and rewind live tv, and I'm thinking to myself well yeah directv's does too. so it's more of a how it does it rather then just simply that it does do it.
Tivo still partners with DirecTV, so that is probably one of the main reasons they didn't go after them. There is speculation that Tivo will be able to start going after other DVR makers now as well.
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I think Dish's DVR is the best. I hated Comcasts with a passion. WHat I think is hurting all of these companies is the pricing of packages, NetFlix, AT&T, the economy and the number of crap channels forced on them by the programmers that peoplke don't want to pay for. The worst thing that happens if you go to DISH is it doesn't work out and you switch. They are the cheapest right now and that isn't saying much.
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I live nearby and use Direct TV. I have nothing but good to say about their selection and service.

Congratulations on finding a nice new home. You'll love it there.
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Tivo still partners with DirecTV, so that is probably one of the main reasons they didn't go after them. There is speculation that Tivo will be able to start going after other DVR makers now as well.
DISH Network is the only Satellite provider that makes their own DVR and it is proprietary so Tivo has never had access to Dish customers.

DTV does not make any DVR type equipment that I am aware of. Sony, Tivo etc all make receivers that can handle DTV programming, that is why Tivo went after DISH. It's where the money is with an embedded base of customers. I don't know if the other DTV receiver makers have a product like Tivo's so it may be pointless to sue the other manufacturers.

Comcast has Scientific Atlanta (SA) receivers that have similar capabilites as Tivo so they may be next or the perhaps the way they implmented the technology may make them different enough so they can't be sued. I will say that their recivers SUCK. If you have ever used the DISH receiver it is a really well implemented piece of equipment while SA's are the worst pieces of crap I have ever used. Dumped them a month after signing on I hated them so much.
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So until recently (two weeks ago) I worked for Dish Network and have had all three services. Here's the pros and cons of both.

Comcast

Pros: Usually always have service. Not many weather outages that you get with satellite services. DVR functionality is relatively seamless. Extremely large on demand library - many are completely free. If you call and whine they will pretty quickly agree to lower your bill. No contracts.

Cons: Expensive. Month to month, they are the most expensive service, period. They do a lot of stealth raises where they slowly raise your monthly bill. Customer service is the worst (not even open 24/7). Returning equipment is a pain. Fewest HD channels. Their guide and menu system is annoying too. HD is listed in the 900's and the non-hd is listed normal. Noe easy to sort. Remote is stupid.

Direct TV

Pros: Cheaper than Comcast. More HD than Comcast. Premiere sports PPV like NFL Sunday Ticket and MLB Extra Innings available. DVR is pretty slick. Allows to mark certain points along a recording to quickly jump to (highlights from games, for example). Competitive pricing under contract. Highest rated customer service. No repair charges. Possible they will buy out your contract to transfer you over.

Cons: Still more expensive than Dish. Month to month you will pay more with Direct than Dish. The cost of repairs is rolled into your monthly fees so everyone pays for everyone's repairs whether they need them or not. Snow and weather issues can interrupt service. Not as much HD channels as Dish. Also does the stealth price increases. Contracts are expensive if broken. Back end of contracts are bloated so they make back more than what you saved in the early part of the contract.

Dish Network

Pros: The cheapest. They have lower overhead and so are the lowest priced service. Have duo tuner boxes where you can have two TV's share one box. This reduces monthly equipment fees to connect multiple TV's. DVR has the highest amount of recorded hours of any of the three services. Most HD channels (more than Direct and Comcast). Guide and remote are user friendly (have a skip forward and skip backward button). Only company to broadcast (very limited amount) of 1080P programming. Very user friendly - you can sort your guide to only show subscribed channels to save browsing time and HD channels are listed right next to their SD counterparts on the guide.

Cons: You have to pay for repairs even if it's not your fault and even if you pay for the warranty. Without a warranty tech visits are $95. With the warranty (an extra $6 a month) they are $15. Even with the warranty you'll pay less per month than the other two (they factor in the repairs in your cost anyway), but it's still expensive even if it's not your fault the equipment broke. None of the premium sports PPV packages are available.

I personally like Dish Network, Direct TV and Comcast in that order. If Direct was cheaper they would be my number one. I like the Dish equipment best.

Side note: Dish Network is based out of Colorado and a smaller company, so they spend less on advertising than the other two who can afford big name stars. Dish recently lost a lawsuit from Tivo concerning their DVR so their may be some movement on that end. It won't affect customers, just money.

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DISH Network is the only Satellite provider that makes their own DVR and it is proprietary so Tivo has never had access to Dish customers.

DTV does not make any DVR type equipment that I am aware of. Sony, Tivo etc all make receivers that can handle DTV programming, that is why Tivo went after DISH. It's where the money is with an embedded base of customers. I don't know if the other DTV receiver makers have a product like Tivo's so it may be pointless to sue the other manufacturers.

Comcast has Scientific Atlanta (SA) receivers that have similar capabilites as Tivo so they may be next or the perhaps the way they implmented the technology may make them different enough so they can't be sued. I will say that their recivers SUCK. If you have ever used the DISH receiver it is a really well implemented piece of equipment while SA's are the worst pieces of crap I have ever used. Dumped them a month after signing on I hated them so much.
DTV's HD DVRs are excellent and silent.....at last.
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AT&T's U-verse is also taking a bite out of all 3's customer base.
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Comcast has Scientific Atlanta (SA) receivers that have similar capabilites as Tivo so they may be next or the perhaps the way they implmented the technology may make them different enough so they can't be sued. I will say that their recivers SUCK. If you have ever used the DISH receiver it is a really well implemented piece of equipment while SA's are the worst pieces of crap I have ever used. Dumped them a month after signing on I hated them so much.
I agree except there are a few receivers that are complete garbage by Dish. The 622 is garbage. The hard drives are constantly going out and it's just bad. The 211's suck too. I have a 722k, and it is indeed pretty awesome. The new sling-loaded 922 only connects one TV and even though the second connection is for computer and/or mobile devices, they could have modified it to still connect two TV's and just have the second TV mirror the computer.
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Pros: The cheapest. They have lower overhead and so are the lowest priced service. Have duo tuner boxes where you can have two TV's share one box. This reduces monthly equipment fees to connect multiple TV's. DVR has the highest amount of recorded hours of any of the three services. Most HD channels (more than Direct and Comcast). Guide and remote are user friendly (have a skip forward and skip backward button). Only company to broadcast (very limited amount) of 1080P programming. Very user friendly - you can sort your guide to only show subscribed channels to save browsing time and HD channels are listed right next to their SD counterparts on the guide.
I didn't know they did that. What channel numbers?
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Comcast has Scientific Atlanta (SA) receivers that have similar capabilites as Tivo so they may be next or the perhaps the way they implmented the technology may make them different enough so they can't be sued. I will say that their recivers SUCK. If you have ever used the DISH receiver it is a really well implemented piece of equipment while SA's are the worst pieces of crap I have ever used. Dumped them a month after signing on I hated them so much.
Comcast is rolling out a service where they download the Tivo OS onto existing hardware in the field. I know that this roll out has been slow, but it probably keeps Tivo from suing them as well. May not protect SA though.
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