Goodbye DirecTV :.(

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jordanz, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. motts70

    motts70 New Member

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    Just haven't broken the habit of reading this forum yet!!

    I left for Fios 2 months ago but had 2 months of Directv commitment left . I canceled Monday. I didn't suspend. I may be back at Directv someday but it will be hard to get me to commit to 2 years. Fios - no commitment required.

    Fios has been very good so far. Two months is hardly enough time to judge but the price / PQ (HD is amazing) are hard to beat. The DVR has been an adjustment from Tivo but honestly all it does is record and play TV. I just have to watch the scheduled recordings a little more closely and erase shows I have seen already a little more. Not to bad.

    Directv is a fine service but I just got tired of feeling they were out to get my money without really caring about the customer. Everyone has to make a buck but I want things in return and they just got offtrack from my view. I want Directv to think they have a product people want and realize they don't have to trap you or trick you into staying.

    Plus Fios feels like Directv did in the early days. Maybe I just like being in on a new service. Only time will tell if this internet thing is really going to make it. :)
     
  2. Hexerott

    Hexerott New Member

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    I am going through the stay with DirecTv vs going to cable (comcast). I would stay with DirecTv no questions if they offered Tivo. I still have a series 1 DirecTivo but need to upgrade to HD and as you all know DirecTvs DVR is pretty lame in comparison to Tivo. Plus, the series 3 Tivo's make me drool.

    I am so torn as to what to do since Comcast is low on my list of quality companies.

    Let me know how you like cable.
     
  3. robertbug

    robertbug New Member

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    Who cares what this guy, or girl, does? Anyone who has ever had a satellite and then tried to live with cable lives to regret it.
     
  4. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Not true. I left DirecTV for cable 6 months ago and I have no reason to go back. The only thing I will miss is Sunday Ticket, but my teams sucks and it isn't worth paying hundreds to watch them lose. I'd rather have TiVo than Sunday Ticket.
     
  5. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    Since the OP broke the goodbye DTV "rules", I'll add...

    goodbye Directv!

    I'm picking up a TivoHD today, cable cards to be installed tomorrow. The trees around my house have finally made it impossible to get a dependable signal. No HD sets in the house yet. Initially, I'm getting the HD to replace the dual tuners of my old Dtivo. Anyone looking for a 140 hr GXCEBOT?
     
  6. kilo

    kilo New Member

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    Buh, bye!

    I'm going to wait and see what comes of the ongoing talks between Liberty Media (D*'s new owner) and TiVo. Liberty's CEO, Malone, is a sharp deal maker,and I don't think he'll let 2.6 million TiVo users go to cable. I don't think this is the end of the road for D* and TiVo.
     
  7. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    I guess mark me down as happy with my Directv. My zippered Tivo units do everything I want them to do, and as long as I can get PATA hard drives, I see no reason to change to something else. Our local cable company here, Cox Cable, sucks big time. I had them before, had constant outages, my cable internet was out more than it worked.

    AT&T DSL and Directv have been rock solid reliable for me, no reason to change to anything else.
     
  8. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    This is TCF, where you are considered to be wrong until you are proven to be more wrong.

    Anyway, I feel your pain. As much as I like DTV, I can see its days are numbered as I consider moving to HD.
     
  9. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Sherman...
    DirecTV is fine if you are still watching SD. When you switch to HD you will have to switch to cable if you want to continue to use TiVo. If you find you are happy with the DTV HD DVR then you won't have to switch.
     
  10. jordanz

    jordanz A is A

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    LOL! Actually, most vertical communities are like that.
     
  11. Stanley Rohner

    Stanley Rohner New Member

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    I've never had a satellite. Where did you keep it ? Those things are huge. I'll let DIRECTV lauch and worry about the satellites.

    But seriuosly now..

    I don't think I'll be getting rid of DIRECTV and switching to cable TV anytime soon.

    Those cablecards sound like a whole lot of fun to deal with and pay for every month.

    Isn't a cablecard like the access card in the DIRECTV boxes ? I've never had any problems with the DIRECTV access cards. It's pretty much, call DIRECTV to activate it and forget it. A technician doesn't have to come out 1-5 times to get the card working right, no monthly fee for the card.
     
  12. Billy Bob Boy

    Billy Bob Boy What Me Worry???????

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    How do you Lauch
     
  13. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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    A Cablecard I believe is similar to an Access Card.

    The Monthly Fee for the Card could be seen as the $4.99 a month Mirror Fee. Thats how I see it, but I have also seen the Cable Companies charging way more for a Cablecard.

    Maybe the Cable Companies should employ Directv Techs to set up and install their cards. Have never had any problems installing mine. Perhaps the Cable Companies Techs need FURTHER training or something..
     
  14. snickerrrrs

    snickerrrrs Tech-no Guide

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    Why are you leaving Directv? What pushed you over the edge? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    Cablevision, never considered a cheap service charges $1.25 per card.
     
  16. wolflord11

    wolflord11 Lord of Darkness

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  17. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I'm not the OP, but it seems to me he's leaving due to the lack of TiVo HD offerings on DirecTV.

    Certainly that's what will push me away when I go fully HD at home. I am more loyal to TiVo than I am to D*.
     
  18. OhioUmpire

    OhioUmpire New Member

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    Don't let the door hit your fat a$$ on the way out. Enjoy Comcrap and Time Warner when Comcast sells more of it regions to Time Warner.
     
  19. OhioUmpire

    OhioUmpire New Member

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    I have equal loyalties, but I can't dump NFL Ticket. I made the switch from DTvioHD to the DTV HD DVR. Tivo is clearly better, but I would say that the DTV boxes are not as junk as I thought they would be. I trust they improve them over time.
     
  20. jordanz

    jordanz A is A

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