Originally Posted by Phil17108
There is another forum that is just satellite. If you want info try looking at http://www.dbstalk.com
the DirecTV / Dish fight been going on for years. As for what I use it's DirecTV. Stared with them in 96 and the tried Dish for a year and went back to DirecTV. That was in the SD days and I went through the switch to HD with them and am happy with the service.
Thanks. I've been active on that other forum for years as well. I just spend a lot of time over here and love AVS!
Update to my decision. After getting a fantastic offer from Dish, I called back Directv to see what they would do to retain me. The representative I talked to on the "cancel line" obviously had more leverage in presenting discounts and equipment upgrades than whomever I talked to earlier in the week.
The net of it is I'm staying with Directv, adding Verizon internet service (canceling Time Warner).
Monthly bill goes down from $180/month to $125/month for 1 year.
Free equipment upgrade to Genie (HR34) - they wanted $299 for it yesterday
Switched internet to Verizon as a bundle (same price as my current internet, but includes free home phone service) Savings of $40/month
A year from now my bill will go back up to regular rates, but I given that I'm not willing to risk PQ differences moving from Direct to Dish I'm happy with the arrangement.
Thanks to the forum for all the great information on Directv vs Dish!