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post #10141 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

A pretty good opinion, IMHO!

Plus - - I had real difficulties with my Comcast provider - - in two areas - - (1) service - they blew off two home appointments when I had to leave the office early - no shows, and (2) I had bandwidth issues with Comcast - VOD - and we only had two DVR's! It really became a speed, signal and audio issue. The first thing I noticed was how great the 5.1 audio sounded with Directv versus cable. Again, my experience - but it was definitely noticeable. Here in Colorado, I was able to bundle CenturyLink DSL (16-18 MB down/1 MB up) with a Directv package.

Like other folks have said - - you can negotiate a good deal. They threw in NFL Ticket (football) when I signed up.

Your conversation should go something like this -

Customer: I was thinking of Directv. Can you tell me what you can offer?

Directv: Well, a great lineup of channels and we'll throw in HBO, Cinemax and Showtime for three months free AND an HD DVR recorder.

Customer: But my cable company said they can beat your offer....they're really getting aggressive.

Directv: How about our new "Genie" HD DVR and a bunch of free movie tickets?

Customer: Yeah, but is that the best deal you can get me? I'm not sure.

Directv: How about a trip to Jamaica?

You get the idea. smile.gif

lol, ok I need to get my ducks in a row. I'll stop in to Best Buy and if there is a rep I'll see what he will say to me, and then prepare my speeches for both AT&T and DTV.
post #10142 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

So like the DTV "Premier" bundle is $89.99 a month for 12 mos...with a 24mo agreement, what is it after that 12 mos? Am I reading the small print that it then goes to reg. $119/mo? Not bad I guess.

Chris - - that's the starting point. Have them include the whole house service - - the new Genie and see if they can send you some movie coupons, as well.

I have the Premier bundle - - well worth it in my estimation. Negotiate like William Shatner in the Priceline commercials.
post #10143 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Chris - - that's the starting point. Have them include the whole house service - - the new Genie and see if they can send you some movie coupons, as well.

I have the Premier bundle - - well worth it in my estimation. Negotiate like William Shatner in the Priceline commercials.

Ok, and I guess now to order you just do it all online? Or you call call too I guess to talk to them and negotiate, that would be the better option, a phone call?
I think we have a big call center here in OKC actually, from what I remember hearing on the news.
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Oh the other thing I was considering with DTV is the fact I saw they are coming out with a newer and smaller Genie box that was show and released at CES last week.
I wonder if/when that one will be available?
post #10145 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Ok, and I guess now to order you just do it all online? Or you call call too I guess to talk to them and negotiate, that would be the better option, a phone call?
I think we have a big call center here in OKC actually, from what I remember hearing on the news.

I'd try both - - if you have a retail location - - in person is always best to negotiate. And I'd call, as well. See if you can get the person to provide a call back number since you are "shopping" between multiple providers and want to make sure you get the best deal.

Above all - - relax, have fun. Have an idea on what you'd like in the package/bundle. Definitely look at "Genie."

Have it prepared - - visit the web site and see what promos they have currently running and go from there. Print out the info so you have it ready and right in front of you when they start blitzing you with options. Then, check off what you're getting - - confirm price and if you decide to pull the trigger - - nail down free installation, when they will complete everything and your Email address for confirmation.

Also - throw around some cable numbers (pricing) - - they are ridiculously low to get you into their package. The whole idea is to get the rep who you talk with get you the very best price/terms - - make em work for it!
post #10146 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Duh, you just said all that, twice now, sorry, lol...wow. Ok thats cool and great info. I'm almost sold! smile.gif
This deal looks cool, but dang I was wanting to switch to Cox as my ISP. I'll have to look into this deeper.

Thanks all!
Well either forget the savings for the faster speed or see if you can bundle just AT&T phone with DirecTV but move to Cox for internet. smile.gif Maybe.
post #10147 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Well either forget the savings for the faster speed or see if you can bundle just AT&T phone with DirecTV but move to Cox for internet. smile.gif Maybe.

Yeah might be what I have to do. Then I'd have to call AT&T and tell them I'm needing to cancel both internet and UVerse TV but that my phone will be bundled with DTV?
post #10148 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Ricoflashback View Post

Chris - - that's the starting point. Have them include the whole house service - - the new Genie and see if they can send you some movie coupons, as well.

I have the Premier bundle - - well worth it in my estimation. Negotiate like William Shatner in the Priceline commercials.

Whole home Genie for 4 rooms is free right now with 3 months free of HBO, Starz, Showtime & Cinemax plus price locked for 2 years. Plus they love to keep you by offering thing when you call. Every year I call up and they throw in discounts and free channels. Last time was a month ago it was almost funny because I was just trying to lower my bill by $1 by combining my DVRs into the new package.. I said, "I'm looking to save some money" and before I could even say anything else they said, "How about $10 off a year". I said, "I guess that sounds okay". They said, "How about another $10 off of this or that." I said, "Uh okay, but." They said, "Well how about another $5 off your extra DVR and HBO." I said, " sure, thank you, but I was wondering if I should combine my package to save another $1 but never mind"
post #10149 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Yeah might be what I have to do. Then I'd have to call AT&T and tell them I'm needing to cancel both internet and UVerse TV but that my phone will be bundled with DTV?

No actually. If they can do it that way, which I'm not sure, but DirecTV would hadle all that for you just with your account number. You don't even have to do it right away. Any time.
post #10150 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Ok, and I guess now to order you just do it all online? Or you call call too I guess to talk to them and negotiate, that would be the better option, a phone call?
I think we have a big call center here in OKC actually, from what I remember hearing on the news.

A phone call will allow you to at least attempt to negotiate above what's being offered, which I wrote just above. Tell them, you are thinking of leaving your cable company for either Fios, Dish or DirecTV and are calling the companies now to see where you can get the best offer.
Even if you went with Dish or someone else, I'd do it this way.
post #10151 of 16125
Oh don't cancel cable until DirecTV is installed. It's always possible they won't have a line of sight to the Satellite, in which case they leave and you are not charged anything. You could then try Dish if you wanted to because their sats are in different locations.
post #10152 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

So do you sign a 1 or 2 year deal with DTV? What is the max price once the introductory period is over? I think right now my current AT&T package is U300 and I'm paying about $108 a month for that.
I know DTV is not the "value" choice as you pay for what you get, I agree with you there, and thats fine, I will pay for great picture and choices of viewing etc.
What does DTV use for their music stations? I like the ala cart channel selections thats nice.

I believe I signed up for a 2 year deal intially, and they threw in receivers, the NFL Sunday Ticket, a $100 coupon for a sammy LCD TV, discounted service for 12 months, and so on.

I have the Whole Home Service, 4 rooms with receivers, 3 of those are the HD DVR boxes with 2 tuners each, and the fourth is just a standard HD receiver that connects to the other 3 via whole home service. So essentially, I have 6 DVR tuners. My package is the one down from their top tier, which includes pretty much every channel imaginable, plus a handful of Encore and other movie channels. I do not pay for the HBO, Showtime, Cinemax package - their top of the line package.

With my maintenance, package, HD Pack upgrade, Whole Home Service, 4 receivers, I am currently paying around 125/month. If I subscribe to the sports packages, they spread those options out over a handful of months, so your bill will reflect those additional charges. For me, I have ALWAYS gotten a reduced rate for the Sunday Ticket, or MLB package when I sign up.
post #10153 of 16125
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

Let me know how you make out in the negotiations Chris. I've had cable forever, but I'm interested in DirectTV after hearing comments here about the quality, and the 3D channels interest me some too. My cable bill is about $143/month including about $50 for internet and $16 for HBO. Some friends said the NFL package costs a ton, but you get the Red Zone free. I like football a lot (Packers).

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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

So like the DTV "Premier" bundle is $89.99 a month for 12 mos...with a 24mo agreement, what is it after that 12 mos? Am I reading the small print that it then goes to reg. $119/mo? Not bad I guess. And whats the Regional sports fee cost? That could be key, I would want my regional sports aka The Thunder basketball games which are on Fox Sports Oklahoma/Southwest.

I've had DirecTV since 2004 and DirecTV HD since 2008.

It really good PQ wise, CNN, HBO and various other high bandwith channels rival (some) Blu-rays.

The 3D is amazing too....

Prices, packages and extras can be negoitated...
post #10154 of 16125
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Oh don't cancel cable until DirecTV is installed. It's always possible they won't have a line of sight to the Satellite, in which case they leave and you are not charged anything. You could then try Dish if you wanted to because their sats are in different locations.

I'm pretty sure this is not going to be an issue, my house has no trees anywhere, newer developed community, and so the sky is open to any direction the dish would need to point.
I just hope it can be installed on the back roof covering the porch as I hate seeing dishes from the street, it uglies up the home, IMHO.

I will give them a call and see what kind of offer above the current one, which looks great as is...we'll see if they might offer a maintenance package or the nomad etc...
post #10155 of 16125
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Originally Posted by 7011jrs View Post

I believe I signed up for a 2 year deal intially, and they threw in receivers, the NFL Sunday Ticket, a $100 coupon for a sammy LCD TV, discounted service for 12 months, and so on.

I have the Whole Home Service, 4 rooms with receivers, 3 of those are the HD DVR boxes with 2 tuners each, and the fourth is just a standard HD receiver that connects to the other 3 via whole home service. So essentially, I have 6 DVR tuners. My package is the one down from their top tier, which includes pretty much every channel imaginable, plus a handful of Encore and other movie channels. I do not pay for the HBO, Showtime, Cinemax package - their top of the line package.

With my maintenance, package, HD Pack upgrade, Whole Home Service, 4 receivers, I am currently paying around 125/month. If I subscribe to the sports packages, they spread those options out over a handful of months, so your bill will reflect those additional charges. For me, I have ALWAYS gotten a reduced rate for the Sunday Ticket, or MLB package when I sign up.

But with this new Genie device, I don't need all those DVR boxes right? You just were in before this Genie was offered?
post #10156 of 16125
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Originally Posted by PiratesCove View Post


I've had DirecTV since 2004 and DirecTV HD since 2008.

It really good PQ wise, CNN, HBO and various other high bandwith channels rival (some) Blu-rays.

The 3D is amazing too....

Prices, packages and extras can be negoitated...
I like what I'm hearing about this. There's no negotiating cable, none. I've to a pal who's had Direct TV forever and he called about the NFL Ticket deal and they told him it was for new subscribers so he could pound sand.
post #10157 of 16125
Sorry to have turned this thread into a DirecTV conversation, it really was about how the UN60ES8000 looks with DirecTV vs. UVerse etc...so I apologize to those who don't care.

Garnoch said that I don't need the Genie box in my LR where my Sammy UN60ES8000 is, because it has something that can already read the DirecTV signal, how does that work? Is it an app or something I need to install? Or just part of the TV? I don't even need the little client thing installed?
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Originally Posted by thebignewt View Post

I like what I'm hearing about this. There's no negotiating cable, none. I've to a pal who's had Direct TV forever and he called about the NFL Ticket deal and they told him it was for new subscribers so he could pound sand.

Yeah, I'm like on the dock ready to jump aboard the DirecTV cruise ship...I'm heading into Best Buy tonight to take a look for myself and see if I can get a better idea of the PQ from a TV set in there.
Hopefully they have one setup.
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Maybe I shouldn't ask this here...but I'm going to since we have a good conversation going about DirecTV...

But...

How does Dish Network compare to DirecTV with PQ, HD channels, the DVR etc...I saw it won some best award at CES but then their mother company CBS wanted the award pulled due to the Hopper service that skips commercials...hummm...

DirecTV looks cooler, as in the menus etc, but I haven't researched Dish very deep. Do I need to?
post #10160 of 16125
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Originally Posted by skirope View Post

Hi All,

I purchased my US60ES8000 in November, hooked it up and everything was working fine. I was not happy with the sound, so I got a Denon 3313CI receiver and a speaker system.

After I installed the receiver, everything worked fine. However, one night while watching TV the TV went into a reboot cycle and after showing 2 seconds of picture, it would show up with unusual color lines then reboot continuously. I searched the web and came a across a few other people having similar issues.

Here is a link to the issue;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tTIf140X-c&list=UU01l5_JkyB8P87Uq6T0j3pg&index=2

I unplugged the TV and the next day I plugged it back in and it seems to be working flawlessly. Does this error seem to be hardware or software related? Anyone else had similiar issues?

It happened briefly once before while watching apple TV before I hooked up the Denon receiver.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Originally Posted by skirope View Post

Thanks! Would anyone know what board/s were changed so I can direct my service tech in the right direction before they do too much prodding?

Thanks,

Skirope,

After hearing your problem, it sounded like the problem I encountered about a month ago. I watched your video....and it is EXACTLY the same as what our set was doing; the same reboot loop, the same color patterns.

I have looked at our repair invoice, and the tech wrote "Replaced Mainboard"
We own a 55es7500, and the part number he wrote on the invoice is "BN94-05567x"

Since that was done, the problem has not reappeared.
Hope this helps...and good luck!
Our service/tech guy was fantastic.
post #10161 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

But with this new Genie device, I don't need all those DVR boxes right? You just were in before this Genie was offered?

Correct. Just the one DVR (HR34) and then Genie clients for the other rooms, except for the RVU capable Samsung. I have 3 DVRs too but later this year or next year I may upgrade to the new system because of the ES.
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post

Correct. Just the one DVR (HR34) and then Genie clients for the other rooms, except for the RVU capable Samsung. I have 3 DVRs too but later this year or next year I may upgrade to the new system because of the ES.

What does RVU stand for? So if I mention it I can explain it better.
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Skirope,

Sorry. I hit "reply" before I had finished the last post.
As Garnoch stated, it starts off like your set, only occasionionaly going into loop/psycho mode....but quickly progresses so that is all the set will do.
If it is still only occasional, take some video with a cel phone next time it acts up, and you can show him the footage.
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

I'm pretty sure this is not going to be an issue, my house has no trees anywhere, newer developed community, and so the sky is open to any direction the dish would need to point.
I just hope it can be installed on the back roof covering the porch as I hate seeing dishes from the street, it uglies up the home, IMHO.

I will give them a call and see what kind of offer above the current one, which looks great as is...we'll see if they might offer a maintenance package or the nomad etc...

They should be able to place it anywhere you want then, which is great. I have the maintenance package too which I think is maybe $6/mo. Right now I'm getting $42 in discounts though so I figured what the heck. I've had them for over 8 years though and the longer you're with them, the easier it is to get discounts. It's all but impossible to get what they offer new subscribers, but there are other ways of going about it.
post #10165 of 16125
Hey you two....get a room!

Lol....I kid.
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Originally Posted by BPWingN View Post

Hey you two....get a room!

Lol....I kid.

lol...sorry.
post #10167 of 16125
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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Maybe I shouldn't ask this here...but I'm going to since we have a good conversation going about DirecTV...

But...

How does Dish Network compare to DirecTV with PQ, HD channels, the DVR etc...I saw it won some best award at CES but then their mother company CBS wanted the award pulled due to the Hopper service that skips commercials...hummm...

DirecTV looks cooler, as in the menus etc, but I haven't researched Dish very deep. Do I need to?

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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Yeah, I'm like on the dock ready to jump aboard the DirecTV cruise ship...I'm heading into Best Buy tonight to take a look for myself and see if I can get a better idea of the PQ from a TV set in there.
Hopefully they have one setup.

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Originally Posted by chrisjmccord View Post

Sorry to have turned this thread into a DirecTV conversation, it really was about how the UN60ES8000 looks with DirecTV vs. UVerse etc...so I apologize to those who don't care.

Garnoch said that I don't need the Genie box in my LR where my Sammy UN60ES8000 is, because it has something that can already read the DirecTV signal, how does that work? Is it an app or something I need to install? Or just part of the TV? I don't even need the little client thing installed?

Don't worry about - it's been slow and this is somewhat related to the newer Samsungs because of RVU. You can check out more about that here.... http://www.rvualliance.org
As for how it connects, I think it connects simply connects a coax directly to your Samsung instead of to the DVR. Once that is done, a new input shows up in your ES menu called RVU. So at that point it just acts like an input - select it and you see DirecTV. DirecTV's boxes use it's coax as a network and feeds video and data through them and one of the boxes is connected to your network.

The new Dish systems with the commercial skipping and Hopper setup (like Genie) is actuality very nice and in addition to your recordings, it will automatically record ALL networks primetime broadcast for you. How? I have no idea but it does and it's nice. My dad has it and he had DirecTV and it looks the same to me as DirecTV. You would need a box on the Samsung though as Dish is now RVU capable. Plus there would be no chance of Sunday Ticket if you ever considered it. I do prefer the menus of DirecTV though, but Dish is finally a viable alternative in my mind. Also Dish owns Slingbox, but then again you can by Sling for anything. Nomad doesn't exist in Dish but something similar will later this year.
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Why are you always mean to me Wing? frown.gif haha
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Originally Posted by Garnoch View Post



Don't worry about - it's been slow and this is somewhat related to the newer Samsungs because of RVU. You can check out more about that here.... http://www.rvualliance.org
The new Dish systems with the commercial skipping and Hopper setup (like Genie) is actuality very nice and in addition to your recordings, it will automatically record ALL networks primetime broadcast for you. How? I have no idea but it does and it's nice. My dad has it and he had DirecTV and it looks the same to me as DirecTV. You would need a box on the Samsung though as Dish is now RVU capable. Plus there would be no chance of Sunday Ticket if you ever considered it. .
Seeing TV without commercials rocks. We're watching season 1 of Lost and you can watch 3 hour episodes in 2 hours.
Edited by thebignewt - 1/15/13 at 12:54pm
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Originally Posted by BPWingN View Post


Skirope,

After hearing your problem, it sounded like the problem I encountered about a month ago. I watched your video....and it is EXACTLY the same as what our set was doing; the same reboot loop, the same color patterns.

I have looked at our repair invoice, and the tech wrote "Replaced Mainboard"
We own a 55es7500, and the part number he wrote on the invoice is "BN94-05567x"

Since that was done, the problem has not reappeared.
Hope this helps...and good luck!
Our service/tech guy was fantastic.

Thanks,

Was it covered under warranty, if not how much was it?
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