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reply to CylonRed
Re: Does Dish or DirecTV have any 2 year discount offers? I had an older HD DVR plan from DirecTV that was no longer offered, but was grandfathered on my account. The last round of DirecTV increases they destroyed that plans value vs the other plans (DirecTV had a higher overall increase on my specific grandfathered plan).
This probably makes sense for DirecTV, and when I call, they will often give me $10-$20 off for 6-12 months.
What I want is a 2 year lower price for a two year commitment. By the time I add in 4 DVR's and HD the cost had favored DirecTV, after their recent price restructuring, I'm uncertain if it does, but can't get Dish to let me compare apples to apples (4 HD DVR's).
Also, Dish doesn't have multi-room viewing, and my family likes being able to move from one DVR to another, and to see content across all DVR's. It's not a deal killer, but it would be nice.
A 3rd alternative, would be Comcast cable. An extended basic plan with just a card, could be less expensive than Dish or DirecTV, but doesn't seem to offer as many programs. I see there is a 3 recorder device, that may permit 3 channels to be recorded at once, and stored within a media server on my LAN.
Comcast is my lowest cost, choice, but I'm more comfortable with DirecTV and Dish for DVR service. I've used both. Comcast also seems to have some issues with HD picture quality, I'm uncertain what it is, but the unencrypted HD channels I see on my sets are darker, and seem to have more artifacts than the same channel on my DirecTV DVR.
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