[DIRECTV] Has DirecTV service improved in NJ?
I had DirecTV for about 10 years before switching to FIOS a couple years ago. The first six years or so, it was flawless, but it seemed that with the increase in HD channels the signal became incredibly fussy. I'd lose the HD channels with the lightest of rains. Even after many service visits to realign my dish, it would happen. So I cut the cord and haven't looked back.
However, I've a friend nearby trying to decide between Comcast and DirecTV. I want to steer him toward DirecTV mainly due to my disdain for Comcast, but not if the signal in NJ is still as precarious as it was for me. So I'm looking for some New Jerseyans (especially in the NE/Central area) to chime in with their opinions. Has the signal improved since I cut bait a couple years back? Or is it still prone to frequent outages. Thanks much.
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In my area, my parents have Comcast HD while I have DirecTV HD. There is no comparison between the two. DirecTV is hands down the best in picture quality, DVR operation, offerings and price. During the last "hurricane", Irene ... I watched DirecTV all night with virtually no signal degradation except for a small amount of occasional pixelization. I never actually lost the signal. In contrast, my Comcast cable internet went down almost immediately, as well as my parent's Comcast cableTV.
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Key West, FL
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You say nothing about your NJ site. Its possible you just had very marginal signal. Guessing you went from SD to HD since HD wasn't really around 10 years ago. SD is on just two nearby birds. HD is scattered on a much wider arc, so if you site was restricted by buildings, trees, or hills,etc. That might have been the issue.
Evans City, PA
Signal has not/can not really be improved without a larger dish. A well aimed dish should have no issues... As for quality, next to Fios, DTV pushes all of there HD channels at full Res... Some comcast markets do also but not many