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Old 02-06-2015, 01:04 AM   #1
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Dish Network vs Direct TV??????

Ok so here it goes. I have had Dish Network for HD TV service in the past at a bricks and motar location. Was not happy with their customer service.....

Now I am looking at Dish or Direct at both my permanent brick and mortar as well as my 2014 RW 38RE. What are your thoughts, Pros and Cons.

Admittedly very generic but there is a method to my madness.

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Old 02-06-2015, 01:42 AM   #2
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I've had both Dish & Dtv, customer service for both is horrible!!

It's really about which programming package you like best, if sports are important to you then Dtv is probably the better choice.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:06 AM   #3
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Keep in mind, if you want HD, the large slim line dish is the only one that works with Direct, while Dish has several options for HD.
We've been with Direct since about their second year in business. Follow any of the forums and I think you'll find an equal number that either hate Dish or Direct.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:46 AM   #4
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Ive had dish since it was invented. Customer service is great, or it sucks, depends on the hour.
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Old 02-06-2015, 04:04 AM   #5
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Kinda like the Ford, Chevy, Dodge question


Get the one that works for you, both have their pluses and minuses


We like our Dish service, but we have had our problems with Dish too.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:59 PM   #6
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Just know that the Travler roof top antennas are Dish and Direct specific - so once you decide then drop $1200 for that antenna, it's hard to change your mind later, at least for the RV.

We have Dish at home, and then I got another account for the RV that lets me deactivate when I'm not using it. I could have just kept one account and pulled equipment from the house when I needed to use it in the RV, but I didn't.
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Old 02-06-2015, 02:47 PM   #7
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We use DirecTV at home and in the Redwood. All billed together each month. For the most part, all satellite and cable distributors have several good channels and a bunch you don't watch but have to pay for. We bought the Travl'er antenna with the camper and its worked without fail for the three years it's been in operation. The only service issue I've encountered is that the Redwood has to be parked in my home driveway for service because they only make calls to the address that's on the account. They won't come to your current location for repairs. With that said, I have not called for service in over a year so they may have changed that requirement. Good luck with your decision!
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:22 PM   #8
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There was a similar post a while ago. You might check it out:


http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...highlight=dish


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DirectTV serviced my box in the Redwood a couple of years ago.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:09 AM   #10
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Directv's wireless genie's just have to be paired with the dvr so for $6 per mth they can be in the house, the rv, the backyard, wherever

As far as changing the address to get the locals,
we rarely bother with that since we just pop the rooftop antenna up and use it for locals if we need to (but usually we don't since we would only use it for weather and the phones or tablets show us whatever weather.com has for us!
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