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DirecTV HD equipments cost $299, HD cable box rental is $5 per month (comcast).
Why there are still lots of people choose DirecTV HD? Weird
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Well considering that D* is the only carrier with the nfl exclusively till the next decade and that D* does have a gameplan for their HD package its not wierd at all.

Just because the box is cheaper doesn't mean its worth getting.
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I don't have D*...
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DirecTV HD equipments cost $299, HD cable box rental is $5 per month (comcast).
Why there are still lots of people choose DirecTV HD? Weird
I guess it's called choice. That's the great thing about multiple competitors.

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Our cable (Cable One) blows. Not all areas are served by an outfit like Comcast w/ lots of HD choices. Plus, I just don't want to feed the cable pig....
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Well considering that D* is the only carrier with the nfl exclusively till the next decade and that D* does have a gameplan for their HD package its not wierd at all.

Just because the box is cheaper doesn't mean its worth getting.
Other than the exclusive NFL, what else D* is better? What about PQ? I think it should be the same as cable HD. D* doesn't offer TNT HD, INHD, right? Not mention YES (non HD). Does it carry regional Comcast sportsnetwork HD?
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I'd reverse the question and ask why anyone is still married to the cable. Besides costing more ($15-20 in my plan), the analog channels are horrible on any TV. My area Comcast doesnt carry the Travel Channel and that's reason enough.

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I'd reverse the question and ask why anyone is still married to the cable. Besides costing more ($15-20 in my plan), the analog channels are horrible on any TV. My area Comcast doesnt carry the Travel Channel and that's reason enough.
Well, the reason is simple for me, I am Yanks fan, I just cannot use D* because it doesn't carry YES, no matter it's HD or not. Yes, cable companies are pigs, that's why I switch my internet from comcast to Verizon DSL.
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Someone could look at the title of this thread and think (for a fleeting moment) it was an honest question, requiring thoughtful assessments by those who choose (and those who don't choose) DirecTV.

But then by the very first sentence of the original post it becomes clear this is just another anti-DirecTV troll.

Perhaps when nywst has been on AVS longer, he too, will tire of such repetitious threads. Or perhaps he will just learn to conceal his own bias just a little longer.


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Well, the reason is simple for me, I am Yanks fan, I just cannot use D* because it doesn't carry YES, no matter it's HD or not. Yes, cable companies are pigs, that's why I switch my internet from comcast to Verizon DSL.
YES is channel 622 on D*.

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according to the D* website:

YES Network, Channel 622

Yankees games, with pre- and post-game coverage by sportscaster superstars. Delivers the best combination of sports and entertainment elements in talk, magazine, documentary, and live event formats.


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DirecTV HD equipments cost $299, HD cable box rental is $5 per month (comcast).
Why there are still lots of people choose DirecTV HD? Weird
Charter Cable here doesn't even carry all our local HD/Digital channels and Charter has fewer HD channels overall than I can get with Directv and an OTA antenna. The PQ on analog cable channels is terrrible and I get fewer and shorter outages with Directv than I ever had with cable. Monthly cost is about the same, but Directv has more SD channels and much better customer service. And, did I mention the fact the Charter has been in financial straits, teetering on bankruptcy for years.

Owning my own hardware is a small price to pay to be rid of our local cable monopoly.
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Someone could look at the title of this thread and think (for a fleeting moment) it was an honest question, requiring thoughtful assessments by those who choose (and those who don't choose) DirecTV.

But then by the very first sentence of the original post it becomes clear this is just another anti-DirecTV troll.

Perhaps when nywst has been on AVS longer, he too, will tire of such repititious threads. Or perhaps he will just learn to conceal his own bias just a little longer.
I guess you judge comes too soon.
What I post is NOT the truth? I just want to find out the reasons why people choose D* if the HD cable with cheaper equipments carries the same HD programs. I thought I might miss something, since I am NOT in HD or AVS long. Is this wrong? Does this offend you?

I am not anti any dishes at all. And I do NOT appreciate your personal attitute which is obviously biased.
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Well, the reason is simple for me, I am Yanks fan, I just cannot use D* because it doesn't carry YES, no matter it's HD or not. Yes, cable companies are pigs, that's why I switch my internet from comcast to Verizon DSL.
I watch YES all the time on D*. It was actually the first MSO to sign YES and it has carried YES from day 1. I don't know where you got your info, but it was obviously someone who wants you to stick with cable.

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Yeah, cable sucks big time. That having been said, if TiVo goes with a cable card, I'm there. I'm not married to D either but I am to TiVo.

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I watch YES all the time on D*. It was actually the first MSO to sign YES and it has carried YES from day 1. I don't know where you got your info, but it was obviously someone who wants you to stick with cable.
Yours is Dish Network or DirecTV? I couldn't find YES from DirecTV's channel line up.
Thanks.
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Well, the reason is simple for me, I am Yanks fan, I just cannot use D* because it doesn't carry YES, no matter it's HD or not. Yes, cable companies are pigs, that's why I switch my internet from comcast to Verizon DSL.
Now that you've found out that D* carries YES, do you regret your choice?
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according to the D* website:

YES Network, Channel 622

Yankees games, with pre- and post-game coverage by sportscaster superstars. Delivers the best combination of sports and entertainment elements in talk, magazine, documentary, and live event formats.
Fredfa just posted it for you, YES Network Channel 622 on Directv.
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I watch YES all the time on D*. It was actually the first MSO to sign YES and it has carried YES from day 1. I don't know where you got your info, but it was obviously someone who wants you to stick with cable.
I got it, it's in their premium package which is $91 per month.
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The 2 reasons i have Directv:

1. NFL sunday ticket

2. HD tivo

those are more important to me than any other channels. if VOOM, local cable, Dish, etc had these options i would sign with them in a second, they don't.
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Yours is Dish Network or DirecTV? I couldn't find YES from DirecTV's channel line up.
Thanks.
DirecTV. It's channel 622. I have both DirecTV and Cablevision. Each has its pros and cons. I focus on Cablevision due to the better HD offering; my wife likes DirecTV due to the integrated TiVo and better program guide. Neither one of us will give up what we like, so I just suck it up and get both. Obviously, not an option for everyone.

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I got it, it's in their premium package which is $91 per month.
EVERYTHING is in their Premium package. You don't need to spend $91 to get YES Network though.
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Now that you've found out that D* carries YES, do you regret your choice?
D* only offers YES to its premium package customers, which is $91 a month, if they include it into their lower package, I will give them a try right away.
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http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/learn/...SportsPack.jsp
oh, that's great! Thanks a lot.
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DirecTV (D*) has YES on channel 622. Check TitanTV.com and see for yourself.
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You can get the basic package ($39.99) and add the sports pack for a total of about $50


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Where the FCUK does DirecTV tell you how much the sportspack costs?

Forget it...I found it. It's in their premium package pricing tier. First package is $12 a month extra.

Crap, their site is SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!

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DirecTV HD equipments cost $299, HD cable box rental is $5 per month (comcast).
Why there are still lots of people choose DirecTV HD? Weird
Because the macroblocking is way cool!!
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