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It's sickening but with the channels being trimmed back and Direct TV mostly caught up in HD, it becomes a more attractive option especially since they have better equipment.
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I have an HR34 (which is the first Genie) and I find the box to be cumbersome and slow. I find channels switch much slower than with cable. I would love to have a cable company like Spectrum in my area, or even some of the stronger PA regionals like Blue Ridge and Service Electric. Unfortunately, I live in a Comcast area who has only half the HD channels that other Comcast areas have, and even those are missing a lot of stuff I have. It's also horribly expensive once you're off contract.

I would switch from DirecTV in a heartbeat if I could. My only other actual option is Dish, and I want no part of that. The grass isn't always greener.
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I would upgrade to either an HR44 or HR54 if you plan on staying with them. Or you could go streaming since there's plenty of options out there now. I love my Genie too much to leave, otherwise I'd hit up one of the streaming services before I'd go to Spectrum, given their attitude towards customers.
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It's also horribly expensive once you're off contract.
I assume you attempted to get put back on promo pricing, no? I've ALWAYS been on some sort of promo since I went triple play with them years ago; as soon as it runs out, I simply go to our local office & they put me back on - easy-peasy & price-locked f/2 years now. It may not be cheap, but it's definitely CHEAPER than paying rack rate!

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My only other actual option is Dish, and I want no part of that.
What's so wrong w/DISH? I'll take it ANY day over dealing with the derelicts at AT&T that are running that place!
DISH also put me back on a 2-year price lock at the same price as new subs.
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I assume you attempted to get put back on promo pricing, no? I've ALWAYS been on some sort of promo since I went triple play with them years ago; as soon as it runs out, I simply go to our local office & they put me back on - easy-peasy & price-locked f/2 years now. It may not be cheap, but it's definitely CHEAPER than paying rack rate!...
This sounds very interesting. By "triple play" I assume you mean TV+internet+phone. What is the dollar value and/or percentage discount you're getting from Spectrum? They recently told me that they don't do promotional/discount pricing. My next bill will be the full load (no discounts).

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This sounds very interesting. By "triple play" I assume you mean TV+internet+phone. What is the dollar value and/or percentage discount you're getting from Spectrum? They recently told me that they don't do promotional/discount pricing. My next bill will be the full load (no discounts).
Sadly this is true. They don't even have a retention department and their attitude now is 'take it or leave it'. Judging by how many people I have seen at the local office dropping off equipment I say many are going for the 'leave it' part.

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I assume you attempted to get put back on promo pricing, no? I've ALWAYS been on some sort of promo since I went triple play with them years ago; as soon as it runs out, I simply go to our local office & they put me back on - easy-peasy & price-locked f/2 years now. It may not be cheap, but it's definitely CHEAPER than paying rack rate!



What's so wrong w/DISH? I'll take it ANY day over dealing with the derelicts at AT&T that are running that place!
DISH also put me back on a 2-year price lock at the same price as new subs.
I only have internet through Comcast. My television is separate and only through DirecTV. When I have contacted them about reducing my rate, they will only put me back on some sort of promotion if I reup with another contract. I am not willing to do that, as I know I will be moving at some point soon. When it comes to Comcast, our local office has since closed. All things are done through a Service Center far away.

As for Dish, I had a terrible experience with them years ago, and have found their HD when I've seen it to look awful. They also do not carry the most important channel to me (a local regional sports network) as a full-time HD feed, or at least didn't for many years.
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I could never do Dish because of all the disputes they seem to have.

Because I need Internet, I'll probably get it through Spectrum but if I ever dump them for TV, I'll probably go to Direct TV.
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