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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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I HAVE HAD CABLE AND MY MOM & DAD HAVE HAD A DISH FOR 8 OR 9 YEARS MIS AND I NEED TO GET SOMETHING HOOKED UP SOON WHICH DO YOU LIKE BETTER
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #2
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #3
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I like dishnetwork now that i have copstv errr courtv back.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #4
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:38 PM   #5
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I have DirectTV.

It's better than Comcast.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #6
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cable, its cheaper

i'd rather do business with wow than comcast
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Old March 6th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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I have had Charter for about a year now and over the last 5 months they have raised my rates 3 times. Not sure how the rate hikes are with Dish.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #8
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Had DirecTV a couple years ago and had issues with the picture when the weather was bad. Not sure if the guy who installed it screwed up...have had charter since then and ahve been happy. Have Cable/Internet/Phone and pay $100 a month total.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #9
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directv cheaper than cable (digital) and waaaaaaayyyyyyyy more channels

either directv or dish IMHO, however, directv is much better than dish
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I work for charter so I would have to say cable
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:17 PM   #11
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I have never had dish, but one thing that always bugged me was either paying for equipment that I can't really use/sell later easily, and/or not having enough equipment for all of the homes' TV's and/or early termination fees.

That being said. The only reason I have charter, is the broadband (and they have a franchise agreement with Fenton elminating any local competition)
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Old March 6th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #12
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CHARTER SUCKS!!!
I had cable service, phone, and internet with them. If you ever need to talk to anyone FORGET IT. The only people you can get on the phone are from the phillipines. They barely speak english, you can't understand a word they're saying, they can't understand MOST of what you're saying. They signed me up for some kind of monthly thing that I NEVER AUTHORIZED! raised my rates every 2 to 3 months and tried DOUBLE charging me on 3 seperate occasions. I told them where to go and I have Direct TV now and love it!.
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I have never had dish, but one thing that always bugged me was either paying for equipment that I can't really use/sell later easily, and/or not having enough equipment for all of the homes' TV's and/or early termination fees.

That being said. The only reason I have charter, is the broadband (and they have a franchise agreement with Fenton elminating any local competition)

I don't pay a dime for the equipment at my house. I have dish thru AT&T
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We are happy with our comcast. We have them for high speed internet and digital HD cable.

My brother has directTV, I have more HD channels than he does at the moment.

One thing I like on cable is On Demand, which we use a lot. Especially for lots of the kids sprout and noggin shows. There's a ton on there for free, and its also the pay movies are cheaper/easier than renting at blockbuster (FOr us, we never know if we'll have time for a movie or not, having a little toddler in the house. Last weekend we wanted the illusionist on there, was damn convenient)..


Both are pretty similar. Whatever your preference, really.
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Have had Direct TV for about 5-6 years now, my rate has been very stable the entire time. The picture quality is much better than the cable offered here (yes it's digital, no it's not comcast..) but maybe 4-5 times a year when the weather is real bad I will lose a signal for a while.

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Old March 6th, 2007, 06:14 PM   #17
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But everyone I know has Comcast of course around here Comcast is like Google, it's taking over the world. Anyone that I know that has any type of satellite dish has done nothing but complain about it in bad weather, which kinda defeats the purpose because thats the only time I would watch it, when I'm stuck inside.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #18
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I HAVE HAD CABLE AND MY MOM & DAD HAVE HAD A DISH FOR 8 OR 9 YEARS MIS AND I NEED TO GET SOMETHING HOOKED UP SOON WHICH DO YOU LIKE BETTER


which one can you stick a magnet on the back and get it for free?
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Old March 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #19
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I have had WOW for 4 yrs now. Basic cable, and internet and have had one increase over the 4 years of $3 a month and have NEVER had the cable go out yet. I can't complain.
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Old March 6th, 2007, 07:58 PM   #20
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I work for charter so I would have to say cable

I work for Comcast and have WOW so i'd say cable

I've had a few friends that have had satellite and switched to cable and have been much happier.
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