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Old 10-06-2014, 02:38 AM   #1
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Direct vs Dish

I have not used an American satellite provider so I am looking for to pros and cons of the two.....Ian
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:47 AM   #2
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its like Ford and Chevy - you can debate all month long, but in the end they both work. Look at the channels offered to help decide, as well as price. Direct tends to be more sports oriented.

We have Dish - been with Dish for over 20 years so probably wont change but doesn't mean I necessarily like them. They get me mad just as fast as others would.
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We use Dish, again not because they are better or worse than Direct, Dish provides us a good service and I am comfortable with their setup.
We do not watch much sports so that part does not really matter to us.
I guess we do not really see any reason to make a change.
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We've been using OTA or park cable for 6+ years & can't imagine that there is any better crap on satellite, too much sports, talk shows, & reality programs, to go to all the hassle of dealing with it.
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We've been using OTA or park cable for 6+ years & can't imagine that there is any better crap on satellite, too much sports, talk shows, & reality programs, to go to all the hassle of dealing with it.
I agree, same crap, just more of it with the Satellite !!!!

DW likes it so I guess we will keep it
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:16 AM   #6
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Both have their advantages. Directv easier setup if you use a portable satellite dish. we have been Dish customers for almost 20 years at our house, still no cable out where we live. Have had very little issues with Dish other than setup with a portable satellite dish. Installed the satellite on the roof and now easy to use. Directv doesn't like splitters on the lines, Dish has the HD/SD receivers that can be used with an additional tv. Content is pretty much the same.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:01 PM   #7
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If my digital antenna don't pick it up, I read a book on Kindle.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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As stated, Direct is more sports oriented, you can watch football 24/7. Price is comparable.

One BIG difference if you choose to use a roof mounted antenna, each provider uses a different version of the Trav'ler, different cabling [DISH uses 3 cables to the roof, I believe Direct only uses 2 [they split the feed from the roof inside the rig]], different LNB's. So once you decide which one to purchase...thats it.
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I have had both at the house since we are out of cable area and chose directv just because we liked it's offerings better...

Just made it extensions to the house setup and now works well as long as we can see the southern sky

Used to carry the portable dish, but there's a reason they call it the divorce dish, so don't even try to set it up anymore !
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Used to carry the portable dish, but there's a reason they call it the divorce dish, so don't even try to set it up anymore !
We have been using a portable Dish on a Tripod for years, setup time from unpacking to viewing is about 5 minutes.

Plus with 80 feet of cable to the Dish, we have always been able to find a spot to get a clear shot of the southern sky. (since we do most of our travels in the southeast we run into parks with a lot of trees frequently.)
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