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DIRECTV page on DSLReports
Six Month Rating

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bullet 114 reviews (51 good) (38 bad)
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Review by j2fast See Profile

  • Location: New Cumberland,Hancock,WV
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Larger selection of channes, Lots of HD content,"
Bad "Behind competition in DVR features, lack of coverage in all local DMA's like cable"
Overall "While they are behind in some tech they are catching up and will pass their competitors. IMO the best value in pay TV"
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Their tech support is seriously lacking but good info can be found on the. dbstalk.com is my go-to for all things DirecTv as far as info on new tech and support goes.

member for 7.2 years, 31 visits, last login: 1 year ago
lodged 5.7 years ago

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Review by mikedz4 See Profile

  • Location: Weirton,Hancock,WV
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Large HD content, huge on-demand library"
Bad "If you can't get a Line Of Site or Local channels"
Overall "I highly recommend DirecTV for tv"
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I really love DirecTV for their dvr on the interent, their interactive content, their HD content. The only problems are Line Of Sight and quite a few people can't even get SD local channels in their areas yet. All in all if you can get locals and see the satellites go for it, you wont regret it.

member for 11.4 years, 4903 visits, last login: a few hours ago
lodged 5.8 years ago

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Review by cfm117 See Profile

  • Location: Woodland Hills,Los Angeles,CA
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Good HD selection/good price"
Bad "Installer no show 2x"
Overall "Good alternative to cable"
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Directv is a good choice imo. Ive had it for about 6 months and I like it so far. Install was fouled up some. Took about 3 weeks to finally get installer to show after calling in after our appt window has passed. We were told he was behind and may or may not show today. Got a tech to show on the 3rd try. Other than installation, its been good

member for 10.5 years, 755 visits, last login: 216 days ago
lodged 6.4 years ago

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Review by DemonicLlama See Profile

  • Location: Potomac,Montgomery,MD
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Good picture, service, packages"
Bad "HD prices"
Overall "Very good TV package all around"
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I have the full channel line up but not as a HD service. I have had DTV for 6 years and have been very happy with it. Longest time without a signal was 15minutes due to heavy thunderstorms that happen rarely here in DC. Have 2 Directivo units and 2 normal boxes. Works great. I also have Hughesnet, as said in the forums its a low usuage connection depending on the plan but works great for email, youtube, and various sites plus the occasional legal torrent download(movie trailers for me mainly).

member for 6.8 years, 1005 visits, last login: a few minutes ago
lodged 6.6 years ago

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Review by openupshop See Profile

  • Location: Phoenix,Maricopa,AZ
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Clear Picture, Most HD Channels, Cheaper Than Cox"
Bad "NONE"
Overall "Clearer picture than cox, Cheaper, Very Friendly Web Site"
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I have had Direct TV for about 3 months now. I have no complaints at all. I had Dish Network and was not very happy with them. I had Cox for TV services and they nickel and dime you for everything. Don't get me wrong I still have Cox for my internet. Thats it INTERNET ONLY. I have tried out the VOD and love it. You could also stream music view pictures on your TV from your PC. With Over 85 HD channels you can't go wrong!

member for 13.8 years, 514 visits, last login: 285 days ago
updated 6.6 years ago

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Review by GeekBigboy See Profile

  • Location: Riverside,Riverside,CA
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "had it for 4 years now but equipment sucks now."
Bad "Box needs replaced every 4 months for DVR and need a new 2 year contract each time Fu$$ DTV"
Overall "used to be good but thinking of going all cable after this contract is up"
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Direct TV as good down hill since they got rid of Tivo and used there new crap boxes. Thinking of going back to cable in year when contract is up.

member for 7.1 years, 171 visits, last login: 3.6 years ago
lodged 6.7 years ago

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Review by Tim618 See Profile

  • Location: Garrettsville,Portage,OH
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Can't get any better HD channels from anywhere else, theres tons!"
Bad "My DVR "skips" sometimes."
Overall "Doesn't get any better than this!"
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HAd directv for over 5 years. Had dish before, Dish absolutely sucked. Everytime the sky was cloudy, i would lose signal with them. Connection is rock solid with directv, however sometimes the DVR skips, and the picture blacks out and then comes back. Had DVR replaced and it still does it, im sure this issue will be fixed soon with upgrades, etc.

Overall, if you want a wide variety of HD channels, with picture quality thats down right amazing, go directv.


member for 10.9 years, 3694 visits, last login: a few hours ago
lodged 6.8 years ago

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Review by boggaf05 See Profile

  • Location: Gaffney,Cherokee,SC
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Best HD Lineup"
Bad "None!"
Overall "The best television service for the money"
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Had now for over 12 years and have never had a problem. Recently upgraded from Charter HD to DirecTV HD and have never made a better decision. Picture quality is excellent and customer service has been very helpful.

member for 8.2 years, 1886 visits, last login: 47 days ago
lodged 6.8 years ago

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Review by Hookem99 See Profile

  • Location: Pflugerville,Travis,TX
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Great picture, decent CS, compared"
Bad "Expensive, too many 'add ons'"
Overall "DTV nickel and dimes you to death, but the picture quality is great"
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I have been with DTV since 1997 and been relativly happy until the last year or two. DTV charges for EVERY little thing and im tired of paying for the features I should get with my package. Example: I pay a hundred and some for the MLB extra innings package to watch unlimited baseball. I also pay 10/mo for the HD service. But to get the baseball games in HD, oh thats another 99.00 package. Same thing for the Football package. I now have to pay for local HD channels, because you cannot integrate the OTA HD antenna into the receivers with the new HD channels. Their equipment is good, but you have to pay 399.00 to lease a HDDVR that I have to return when im done. That just seems odd to me!! All and all I suppose I would recommend DTV, but I am anxious for ATT Uvearse to arrive and see what that is all about!!

member for 7.1 years, 1722 visits, last login: 2.5 years ago
updated 6.8 years ago

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Review by SandmanXX See Profile

  • Location: Grover,Cleveland,NC
  • Cost Contract price not specified.
Good "Good signal/reception fair amount of channels"
Bad "Channel menus could be better."
Overall "Little better than Dishnetwork"
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Good reception, they have a few more satellites than dishnetwork or others, I usually don't have a problem.
Remote/channel menus are a little cumbersome sometimes.
NO need for a phone line connection UNLESS you want CID onscreen, and want to use phone for order PPV.
Happy customer almost a year now.

member for 7.1 years, 0 visits, last login: 7.1 years ago
lodged 7.1 years ago

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