Anyone else getting tired of paying $2 + a day for tv?
Price just kept going up. Told them to disconnect it and they did.
Anyone dump direct tv and switch to dish network for a lower price, intro for
$20 mo. 1st year, $25 mo. 2nd year ? Happy with it ?
Might do this switch over .
Depends if i can beat the withdrawals or not.
How long does recovery from withdrawals take ?
We did the same thing. DirectTV was getting way too expensive. We went months without it until our teenage daughter complained about nothing to watch on the tube. So, we gave in and got Dish Network. It works great, is pretty much the same thing as DirectTV for less than half the price. You just have to get used to their channel line up and working the remote.
Well I had almost gotten to the point where I was going to switch to Direct from Cable. I have had cable now for several years and it also keeps going up. My bill is over 100 dollars a month. There is never anything worth watching. DH wants the dang thing. Area I live you get nothing with an antenna.There has got to be a better way.
I am with Dish & have been for years-when i got new tv,i called them & told them i needed an upgrade receiver,so after arguing with them,they finally agreed to come & install new dish & receiver & FREE & lowered my monthly bill for 2 years-am very pleased with this-sometimes you have to tell them your gonna change to the other either Dish Or Direct-they don't want to loose you as a customer IF you are good about paying your bill~This is what i learned anyways~~
Just being there for someone can sometimes bring hope when all seems hopeless~~
We're seriously considering shutting it off.
If the weather is just right, we can get some with rabbit ears, and most shows we watch can be viewed on the internet a few days late.
Luckily, My laptop has an HD port so I can hook to the TV and surround sound.
I'll just hook it up for football season then drop it again.
At least that's the plan......no if we can just pull the plug......
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
My bill for internet and cable went to over $100 a month this year. I shut off the cable and kept the internet. My internet bill is $31. I then bought a blu-ray player with wifi. Now I watch netflix on my tv. Netflix is about $8 per month. I love this!! I get to watch my favorite tv shows with no commercials! I also listen to Pandora radio through my tv with this blu-ray player. I can even watch youtube on my tv. I watched a video that was over an hour long about making a barrel into a planter this week. This is saving me a lot of money and I like it better anyhow.
Sometimes in Texas. Sometimes in Mexico. Sometimes on the border in between
Hmmmm, will have to look into blu-ray, no commercials !!, LOL.
We tried haggling w/ direct tv about price to no avail, and roof antenna won't cut it with digital signal diffracting over two hilltops to get here.
Internet DSL but not fast enough to watch much live stream over the screen .
I also got rid of Direct TV, they keep going up and up. Mine had reach $75.00 per month. And that was just for cable. So I now have Insight Cable. I get the cable and internet for 54.00 per month which I can live with. I'm happy I no longer have to go to the library for internet, which is a saving me gas. And I was also tired of everytime the wind blew, we had rain, a storm whatever my satillite tv went out.
To everything there is a season and a time for all things under heaven
We dumped Directv a while back and went with the next to basic Dish so that we could have local news during storm events. Since our internet is through Hughesnet with bandwidth limits and 1 meg download speed max, streaming isn't an option. (Supposedly the new bird that Hughesnet is sticking up there will allow video and VOIP)
The one thing I dislike about Dish is that they got in a pee-pee match with tivo and do a shutdown of the receiver every day (supposedly for programming updates, but it is only to keep standalone tivos from working properly)
This is our Dish lineup:
176 Cartoon East
177 Cartoon West+
9413 *Alma Hispanic
219 *Amer Live Auction
262 *Angel ONe
266 *Angel 2 exercise talk
223 *Best shop
221 *Buy shop
265 CCTV9 Chinese
884 CCTVE Spanish
267 CTN Christian
9406 Classic Arts
166 CMT Country Music+
208 CNBC News
200 CNN News
107 Comedy Central+
182 Discovery Channel+
287 Dish Earth static
101 Dish Info
100 Dish Home
261 EWTN Christian
110 Food Network+
9415 Free Speech TV
229 *Gems shopping
362 HDNet men
9402 Health & Human Svcs
843 *HITN Hispanic
84 *Home Shopping
226 *Home shopping 2
104 *Idea shopping
230 In Country TV
227 *Jewelry shopping
704 Korean w/ subtitles
264 Kids & Teens
9410 LinkTV+ (German News)
274 LQ ??
369 Palladia MUSIC+
9405 Pentagon channel+-
137 *QVC shopping
280 Russia Today
257 *SonLife Swaggart
122 Syfy science fiction
9397 *Impact Christian
9393 *3ABN Christian
196 Travel Channel+
9412 UCalifornia TV+-
846 *V-ME Spanish
214 Weather Channel+
The asterisk means I haven't even bothered to add the channel to the tivo channel lineup and guide. The plus means there is sometimes some decent programming.
Roughly, there are about 18 so-so channels plus the locals, unless you happen to like people telling you how to be a Christian and send them money or telling you what shopping bargains you need to buy.
However... I refuse to watch movies that come over any channel, except those rare times the Independent Film Channel runs a promo. (TCM is not part of the lineup, but we have watched almost all the good stuff in Ted's library anyway). It has become impossible to get a decent movie viewing experience with all the bugs and pop-ups and commercials. So, what is left are sitcoms, food, and home improvement and little else of interest. (History channel "history" is often highly suspect.)
We do Netflix DVDs and go through a lot of them. On a typical night, we'll hit the tivoed German news broadcast from Linktv, skim the local news and weather, spend three minutes on a major network news show just to see what the gummint wants us to believe, and go on to any DVD Netflix movie or program, often doing two a night and sending them back the next day or even the same day. Jeopardy sometimes gets a workout as well.
There IS a way to watch live British tv online for almost free, but you have to be a bit of a geek, and have a decent high speed connection. Many of the Brit shows are available on DVD through netflix, which is even better. They are wonderful to watch as a series, episode after episode in sequence and at a decent pace with no interruptions other than your pause button.
FWIW, If you have a slow connection for online streaming, and use Firefox, there is a plug-in that chooses the low-quality stream and somewhat improves the experience.
We just have cable and it's not worth it. My mom's apt. has an outside antenna and she picks up about 15 channels, many of them HD (google HD through the air). She gets all the local plus some PBS channels and a few others. She finds as much to watch for free as I do for the cable price. I watch amazon prime tv more than I do cable.
I see they busted raised the price~!!!!
I have the 3rd tear. Choice Extra/HD and now I am at $82.94 a month. Up by 3 bucks from last month.
I will be calling my local Telephone CO.
They will be putting in Fiber Optics directly to the house in just a few months.
I am going to see what their total package is.
I will then get cable TV channels over the DSL telephone lines.
Let me see how much lower in price that may get me.
So I may also be dumping Direct.
At least if I go with a Packaged Deal from my Telephone CO. I will then have unlimited Long Distance calling. And at least 6Mbs of DSL speed. I am at 2Mbs now
Last edited by arabian knight; 03/04/12 at 04:53 PM.
Two weeks ago I dumped Direct TV and got Dish Welcome Package. The regular rate is $14.99 for two televisions. It is not listed in their packages and you have to ask for it to get it. It has all the local channels, plus some others like History, HGTV,--my two favorites-- and Oxygen, AMC, Babyfirst, Angel One, Angel Two, Boomerang, Comedy Central, Country Music TV, Food Network, Kids & Teen Television, MSNBC, TBN, TBS, TLC, WE, Prayer, MTV2, and a bunch of shopping channels that I don't watch. I bought my own equipment. The equipment with install was $199. You don't have to buy the equipment from them if you can get it somewhere else. No contract. I have not missed Direct TV. Was paying $70 a month for two tv's.