Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 58

Thread: Direct TV Question

  1. #1
    Junior Member Joanne9of12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    North Central Ohio
    Posts
    189
    Blog Entries
    3

    Direct TV Question

    My husband and I are trying to make an educated decision on whether or not to switch to Direct TV from our current cable plan. If you have or have had Direct TV, we would appreciate hearing your pros and cons. Thanks in advance and happy quilting!

  2. #2
    Super Member Sunnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Morgantown, PA area
    Posts
    1,246
    Blog Entries
    1
    We switched 2 1/2 years ago and it was the smartest move we ever made. Much more reliable than our cable company and although a bit more expensive we get an enormous amount of channels. We also added whole house dvr which is awesome.
    Sunnie
    a dog show & quilt addict
    www.buckhollow.net

  3. #3
    Member dallasstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    42
    We have directv and have had it for about ten years. We really do like directv. The customer service is great. Even if you might have a question about just your tv, they can answer and fix. They are always available on the phone to step you through a problem. We have had very few problems that were actually their problem. They have some good stations to watch. As you probably agree, there are not many good progams on network stations. WE watch, Hallmark, GMC, God cannel a lot.

    Anyway, I would recommend directv to all.

    Good luck and if you decide to go with directv I will give you my acct. # and we each get $50. or #100. for you signing up.

  4. #4
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,909
    We had it for a very long time, when I got a computer I got tired of dial up and Tel. company did not have DSL in our area. I switched to cable company, so I just switched everything to cable. Had lots of problems with Tel. and TV, never with internet. They seem to have all problems ironed out now. Satelite internet in this area is no good. With direct tv we lost the signal everytime it stormed or with heavy clouds. We are high upon a hill, good signal.
    Last edited by Jingle; 03-08-2012 at 02:57 PM.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  5. #5
    Senior Member sandilee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    st. louis area
    Posts
    976
    We are sooo happy we left cable and went satelite. We have had both Dish and Driect. Either one is great. During a storm the cable would go out and stay out for the night until they could get it reparied (and they cut down on their repair staff) but during a storm the satelite may go out for a couple minutes, but its back on......not waiting for the repairman to "fix" the problem.

    I also love the DVR that comes with satelite.

  6. #6
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,783
    Don't have cable. Use the old antenna we had before digital tv. We get 109 channels and still nothing on!!

  7. #7
    Senior Member MissSandra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Melrose N.Y. Troy Area
    Posts
    899
    Blog Entries
    1
    I hated dish!!! clouds came and no tv, and was stuck with a 2yr contract when I lived in FL. consider the programing and what you watch what I wanted to watch I had to pay extra for.
    Warm Regards,
    Sandra

  8. #8
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,334
    Blog Entries
    1
    we switched to Direct tv a couple years ago---no complaints- they carry the stations we want- no service problems- & comparable pricing- they seem to have fairly frequent specials- like free weekend pay channels- or even a couple weeks of them.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  9. #9
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,450
    Blog Entries
    20
    The only complaint I have about my DirectTV is that we are unable to have Fox, and that is where The first Sprint Cup races are shown. Direct Pass is very hard to watch.
    Sadiemae

  10. #10
    Super Member Nanamoms's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    3,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I switched from a cable company to DirectTV. To me, it had the best all around package for what I watch. Comparable prices to the "other" company.

  11. #11
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    6,354
    Blog Entries
    1
    Directv here for 10 years and we are happy. As an earlier poster stated, sometimes when storms come through we lose reception for a few minutes, but it soon restores itself. If the storm big enough to block the satellite, it's usually more interesting to watch than what's on tv anyway!

    When we first switched from cable to satellite, my husband took the cable box down to the office to return it. He said there were about 20 people standing in line, all except one guy turning in their cable boxes because they were upgrading to satellite. The one guy was bummed because he was renting a house and his landlord refused to upgrade, lol.

  12. #12
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    I have cable and my neighbor has Direct TV. I had thought about switching and asked my neighbor how they liked it. They said they had issues on windy or stormy days getting a signal to be contast, they said the only advantage was the price.

  13. #13
    Senior Member Lois-nounoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    418
    We've had DirecTV for a couple of years now. Only a couple of dollars more then we were paying for Cable. I hear Cable went up very high! My hubby wanted the horse racing channel and that was an extra charge with Cable. We have 5 acres with only a couple of trees so have no problem with reception and the dish in on the end of our deck so if it gets blocked with snow we only have to sweep it off. Plus they have free movie channels every couple of months and my hubby has a DVD recorder! Get a few movies now and then! LOL Very happy with Direct.

  14. #14
    Senior Member theoldgraymare's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaumont, Texas
    Posts
    733
    Blog Entries
    3
    We've had Directtv for a year or so now. We switched because cable had gotten so expensive, and there was a really good deal on the basic DirectTv package. My husband really likes it -- so many sports and news channels. There are also a lot of junk channels.

  15. #15
    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    11,450
    Blog Entries
    20
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    I have cable and my neighbor has Direct TV. I had thought about switching and asked my neighbor how they liked it. They said they had issues on windy or stormy days getting a signal to be contast, they said the only advantage was the price.
    I have only had a problem one time in three years due to the weather. I took a broom and swept the snow off of the receiver and that took care of it.
    Sadiemae

  16. #16
    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Posts
    3,296
    I switched to Direct TV six years ago and do not intend to ever leave them. I don't have near the problems I had with cable. And their customer service is EXCELLENT!!!......In my opinion you can't go wrong changing to Direct TV
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

  17. #17
    Super Member ShowMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    1,029
    We have Direct TV and have no problems. O, it goes off in thunderstorms, but I guess that's because the signal gets disrupted by clouds and rain. We watch network TV for our special shows like NCIS and CSI, but the Direct TV the rest of the time. I'd hate to have to give it up.

    Also, we have two receivers. We have one package deal which is with one receiver, and the second receiver (in my sewing room) only costs $5 more a month and gets all the same channels.
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...B5F8C60F07.png
    There is no snooze button on a hungry cat!

  18. #18
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,348
    Blog Entries
    2
    they came to my house years ago and wanted my SS number and a credit card number. I would give neither. so i almost had them. one day i must choose something cheaper than Comcast. at least for internet.

  19. #19
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    south carolina
    Posts
    35
    Very satisfied with Direct TV. If there is a problem it is corrected within minutes, no waiting for a repairman to come by.
    Never had anyone ask any personal information at all. We probably won't be changing any time in the near future.

  20. #20
    Senior Member sandypants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Southern Mn
    Posts
    356
    We have had Direct tv for a real long time and have always been happy with the service. The only thing about any service is that there isn't much on that is any good. So very tired of reality shows. We used to have Starz movie channels, but they keep showing and reshowing movies so many times and hardly any new ones on. We dropped that. If we want a movie we do Paid Preview.

  21. #21
    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mableton, GA
    Posts
    8,684
    both my sons have DirecTV, one in Pacific Northwest and one in Atlanta. I love it when I am there. We have cable right now, but am going in the DirecTV direction I'm sure.

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    1,908
    Like a dummy, I switched from DirecTV to ATT.Net...what a joke! My TV stays on 24/7; with ATT, you have to punch the "OK" button to make sure you REALLY want to leave the TV on (seems like every 4-6 hours or so...). Then there's the matter of my monthly bill: it hasn't been the same thing two months running, ever! I keep getting these messages from DTV...."we want you back"...they may get me back for real! ATT is so disorganized it's unreal...if I ever get away from them, I'll never sign up with them again!
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
    Momto5

  23. #23
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    698
    I've had them for 20 years and have had very few technical issues. I have been having been having some issues with them over an account that does not belong to me. I don't get their bills but I do get there dunning and disconnection notices. It is annoying and there is no excuse for it. I've made 5 or 6 contacts with them regarding the issue and my next will be to cancel.

  24. #24
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,588
    Blog Entries
    3
    I had direct tv for many years but changed because I needed the internet and satellite internet cost way too much in my area. I really really miss Direct TV--I only had one outage the whole time we had it and that was because we had a big snow storm and the snow covered the dish and I wasn't about to take these 60 year old bones up to a snow covered roof the remove the snow, lol. As soon as the snow melted we were fine. We have FIOS now and everyday there seems to be some sort of problem...
    Bernie

  25. #25
    Super Member Edie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Posts
    2,618
    Blog Entries
    1
    We have had cable since 1985 - no problems, no complaints - we have Comcast! On hand 24/7 - very nice, knowledgeable people. Like I always say - "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." So we haven't! Maybe some day we will, but not today! Edie
    Home is where the rags of your life are turned into quilts, lemons become lemonade and a few extra pounds are simply welcomed as "more of you to love."
    I am so confused. I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse."

    BELIEVE

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.