Wow this is quite the message board guys. Glad I found this a ton of great information here.
I am in the process of ditching direct tv because their customer service sucks, not to mention in 8 months of service they never once got my bill correct. So needless to say, Im on the hunt for some cheap ways of getting the features I want.
I like all the sports channels, meaning nfl network, espn's, etc. Not the mlb or anything like that. Just espn and nfl network. I've got two hd tvs, one in the bedroom, one in the living room and want dvr to work in both rooms. I want as many hd channels as possible, including natgeo, history, etc. I also need internet, just for my ps3, I use verizon mifi hotspot for my laptop (cause its free). So a decent fast internet, cable, dsl etc would be great. Plus HBO. Dont care about stars, cinemax whatever, premium channels HBO only tho I dont think thats really an option. For all this I called comcast and was quoted.....drumroll please.... 173$ per month.
173$ per month!
Before tax. Im sure theres going to be some added fees etc.
I thought that was outrageous considering I had direct tv with the same thing minus internet for 70$ a month once my bill was correct. I refuse to use direct tv anymore tho, and I would rather pay the 173 for comcast then have direct tv for 100 a month less. Seriously.
So my question is. Anybody got any suggestions for bringing this price down? I talked to a few buddies and they say the HD dvrs are the most expensive part of it. So I started looking into tivo and stuff and came across this site and was quite impressed. Can you guys help me figure something out or do you have any suggestions? As it is, Ill be getting comcast on Tuesday for the price but really man, 173$! a month...theres got to be some better ways. Keep in mind, I got some tech savvy but very basic. Dont expect me to know what a M5000 satcom cable card is. Thanks a ton for any help.
edit: btw im in west seattle