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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Here's my take on Comcast versus Directv - it's all relative to your experience. You can't make generalizations about one service or the other.
Example: I had Directv for close to ten years until I cancelled and switched to Comcast two years ago. For me, the last straw was when Directv never returned any of my calls when I was having problems with their DVR. The reason I switched to Directv in the first place? Because Comcast blew off two appointments to fix a problem with my cable reception.
For me - - Comcast has changed its tune. They even trenched a new line in my backyard to provide better service. The internet is far faster than my choice of CenturyLink. 20 mbps down for CenturyLink versus 150 mbps down for Comcast. No comparison.
I like the fact that Directv has more 4K content including the Masters. But that's about it. Since I live in snowy Colorado - - I installed a dish heater, which really helped me from having to climb the roof to get the snow off my dish. Net-net? It will be a personal decision. But there are more limitations with Directv than Comcast Cable - - at least in my area.
Home Theater Setup
Samsung UN65ES8000 LCD/LED & BenQ W1080ST & Vizio M43C1
Pioneer SC65 (Pre-Amp) & Emotive XPA-3, 200 WPC
OPPO 103, Comcast Infinity X1, Darbee Darblet
ALL Paradigm - 7.1 - Studio 60's, V.2 (FL/FR) CC-690, V.5 (C)
ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub