[mythtv-users] Directv vs Dish

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Apr 24 20:36:56 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 03:41:03PM -0400, Conrad wrote:
> I just got off the phone with one of their reps (just collecting info) and
> her quote was that there would be no charge for the receivers if I got the
> service.

...I was just going based of their respective websites.

I suspect that if I call them (DTV) and ask to be connected 
to cancellations that they might be willing to give me a 
better deal.

> On 4/24/08, Misty P <mistyp at thekorn.net> wrote:
> >
> > jedi wrote:
> > > ...one thing that is getting me thinking about switching is the fact
> > > that DirecTV wants to charge a lot of money for their HD tuners and
> > > such. Dish seems to be willing to give you equipment for free if you
> > > are a new customer whereas DirecTV wants to charge you quite a bit
> > > for it. Plus they make noises like you're still only just leasing
> > > the equipment eventhough they want you to pay them a lot of money
> > > to buy it.
> >
> > direcTV's terms are ridiculous.  For a second HD receiver, you have to pay
> > $100 up front (the first is free), *plus* $5/month, *and* you have to
> > return
> > it or pay a $240 fee.  Oh, *and* if you don't keep your service for a year,
> > they ding you *an additional* $300.
> >
> > <sarcasm> Gee, with so much going in their favor, you can't afford NOT to
> > have two DTV HD receivers! </sarcasm>
> >
> > (Sorry, but paying up front AND a recurring monthly fee AND having to
> > return
> > the equipment is greedy and excessive, IMHO.)

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