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Old 07-01-2013, 05:23 AM   #1  
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After 10 years with Dish I am moving to DirectTV. Just wondered if there is anything I should be aware before or after the move. For example: the remote control, setting up favorite channels or just wanting HD stations on my guide. Any advice on the learning curve for the Genie? Recording multiple programs. Does the Genie have an antenna connection so I can get my local stations not only through Direct but also through the antenna? How can I look at the Genie manual before delivery? Ordered Genie go also. Is it worth the $99? Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 07-01-2013, 06:04 AM   #2  
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:17 AM   #3  
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i was with dish for little over 8 years. they wouldnt do anything for me when i told them i was going to switch to direct. they could of cared less. since ive been with direct ive gotten all kind of perks. last one was a $200.00 rewards card and free genie upgrade, plus showtime and starz for 6 months. picture wise its the same. the only thing i dont like about direct is the constant ads on the tv guide menue, that and the fact they advertise so much, think they shouldnt advertise, instead pass the savings onto there customers. you dont see dish advertising all the time, guess they dont have to. still not use to the numbers for the channels, the channel number setup for dish was much easier to look at and remember. but all and all im not sorry i switched to direct.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:34 AM   #4  
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I had DirecTV in 95-6 and went to Dish for one year and then back to DirecTV. This was before HDTV and I am sure glad I was with DirecTV when the switch was made from SDTV Like the post before I have had a lot of free upgrades, even one time they called me to make the offer. This last time was for a hr44, and a genie, and thats the setup to have now. I still have a hr23 & hr24.
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:45 AM   #5  
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After 10 years with Dish I am moving to DirectTV. Just wondered if there is anything I should be aware before or after the move. For example: the remote control, setting up favorite channels or just wanting HD stations on my guide. Any advice on the learning curve for the Genie? Recording multiple programs. Does the Genie have an antenna connection so I can get my local stations not only through Direct but also through the antenna? How can I look at the Genie manual before delivery? Ordered Genie go also. Is it worth the $99? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2013, 01:19 AM   #6  
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Ever wonder why a dish fan spends time on the DirecTV side of the forum slamming or at lest trying to, someones decision on were to and on what they spend their money on, I do?
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Easy, he has nothing else in his life to occupy his time. He had a problem with Directv at some point and he's just a kid. No adult would post any of the gibberish that he does. Just a sad person.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:48 AM   #8  
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i was with dish for little over 8 years. they wouldnt do anything for me when i told them i was going to switch to direct. they could of cared less. since ive been with direct ive gotten all kind of perks. last one was a $200.00 rewards card and free genie upgrade, plus showtime and starz for 6 months. picture wise its the same. the only thing i dont like about direct is the constant ads on the tv guide menue, that and the fact they advertise so much, think they shouldnt advertise, instead pass the savings onto there customers. you dont see dish advertising all the time, guess they dont have to. still not use to the numbers for the channels, the channel number setup for dish was much easier to look at and remember. but all and all im not sorry i switched to direct.
Fewer ads = higher subscription prices
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:41 PM   #9  
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Fewer ads = higher subscription prices
I did not know they carried propriety adds, I always thought advertising was just part of the feed that DirecTV picked up for the broadcast distribution, live and learn. Now if they could offer a package for say 25 extra a month with out adds, I could get interested.
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Ever wonder why a dish fan spends time on the DirecTV side of the forum slamming or at lest trying to, someones decision on were to and on what they spend their money on, I do?
This poster who refers to himself as WashedOut is a troll. He should be banned for the neg. posts. It is obviously a kid with nothing better to do. He has serviced himself and is now bored, so he "trolls" here.Busts everyones balls, and makes trouble.
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Been with DTV since 1995. I bought my own equipment, installed it and I have been a happy customer since. Avg. every 6 months I get perks. I understand Dishnet will not take steps to retain customers. Plus, they have a rep. who trolls here. I think that is unethical.
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This poster who refers to himself as WashedOut is a troll. He should be banned for the neg. posts. It is obviously a kid with nothing better to do. He has serviced himself and is now bored, so he "trolls" here.Busts everyones balls, and makes trouble.
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Directv is fine. You'll learn everything in a matter of hours....at least I did. I just moved, and they upgraded me from my HR24 to the Genie HR44 for free, in addition to the free installation at the new home. Yes, I love those 5 tuners. .
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After 10 years with Dish I am moving to DirectTV. Just wondered if there is anything I should be aware before or after the move. For example: the remote control, setting up favorite channels or just wanting HD stations on my guide. Any advice on the learning curve for the Genie? Recording multiple programs. Does the Genie have an antenna connection so I can get my local stations not only through Direct but also through the antenna? How can I look at the Genie manual before delivery? Ordered Genie go also. Is it worth the $99? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:11 AM   #15  
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Thanks for the help and the comments, well most of the comments. First, I agree Dish will not try to retain an excellent customer. I fought for ever perk they ever gave and was just tired of playing the upgrade game. Called Direct and not only did I get everything free, Genie H44, 3 mini genies, premium channels for 3 months, discount for auto pay plus other perks, but also they team with Century Link so I received an upgrade on my internet speed for $10 less, plus the bundle discount. Figure it will take four years to start paying more then I would have with Dish with inferior equipment. Kind of a no brainer.
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