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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to Phatty

Re: [CATV] Looks like I'm finally leaving Charter TV

Look what you get to enjoy as a DirecTv customer. Have fun.

»DirecTV Raising Rates Starting in February

Big Dawg 23

join:2002-03-27
Northfield, MN
You should really take a close look at Directv before taking shots at pricing. Charter has a dismal excuse on HD channels and not to mention outdated equipment and picture quality. I dumped Charter TV over four years ago for Directv. My picture and equipment puts Charter to shame. Charter is lacking Movie Channels in HD and a lot of Sports Channels. Charters HD picture is compressed. Many people have no issue with a bill that is $10 more to get superior service. Over the last 2 years my neighbors Charter Tv service has gone out 6 times for 1 hour or more. During that same time I have lost my Directv signal once for 2 hours in a ice storm.

Also Charter jacks up rates every year. Directvs is small compared to most companies. Something I get on Directv that Charter can't supply a superior Whole Home DVR.


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Nashville, TN
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Yup. Charter is so far behind in terms of quality of HD picture, and old equipment. AND more expensive!
DirecTV's equipment is YEARS ahead and alot more sophisticated(even more advanced than DISH imho) EVEN in year two, Directv is STILL cheaper than the similar package Charter offers.

I do give Charter credit for HSI though. We do live outside the city limits here, and charter was the only carrier who stepped up and provided us internet (and not some crappy DSL 1.5 like AT&T offered later on).


jeffro

join:2007-04-20
Bay City, MI
reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

Look what you get to enjoy as a DirecTv customer. Have fun.

»DirecTV Raising Rates Starting in February

Because Charter never raises their rates.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by jeffro:

said by 88615298:

Look what you get to enjoy as a DirecTv customer. Have fun.

»DirecTV Raising Rates Starting in February

Because Charter never raises their rates.

Actually the lowered them last summer

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
reply to jeffro
I went with DirecTv 2 years ago and I can't see myself going back to Charter again for TV. However, I do have the Charter 100 meg internet package which I pay around 74.00 a month for I'm currently on the old pricing. For phone service we use an Obi 110 with Google voice so all of our phone calls are free.

»www.amazon.com/OBi110-Service-Br···s=obi110


jeffro

join:2007-04-20
Bay City, MI
said by watts3000:

I went with DirecTv 2 years ago and I can't see myself going back to Charter again for TV. However, I do have the Charter 100 meg internet package which I pay around 74.00 a month for I'm currently on the old pricing. For phone service we use an Obi 110 with Google voice so all of our phone calls are free.

»www.amazon.com/OBi110-Service-Br···s=obi110

We jumped ship from Charter in September for TV. DirecTV isn't even in the same league when it comes to sports and HD compared to Charter. We still have internet through Charter and it's always been solid since we've had it. Only other alternative was ATT DSL. No way that was happening.

watts3000

join:2002-01-21
reply to 88615298
Jeffro I'm not following you in regards to sports I get NFL, NBATV, Big 10, all the ESPN's Fox Sports South, CBS Sports. So what am I lacking here


jeffro

join:2007-04-20
Bay City, MI
said by watts3000:

Jeffro I'm not following you in regards to sports I get NFL, NBATV, Big 10, all the ESPN's Fox Sports South, CBS Sports. So what am I lacking here

In regards to sports offerings Charter and DirecTV can't be compared. NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA League Pass, UEFA, Cricket, Rugby the list goes on and on. That's what I meant. Guess I should have worded it better.

Big Dawg 23

join:2002-03-27
Northfield, MN
reply to watts3000
Unlike Charter, Directv has all of those channels and others in HD. To be specific no HD on ESPNU, ESPN News, ESPN Alts 1&2, MLB Alt, all the Fox Sports and other companies Sports Channels(ie Altitude). As for Redzone Directv versus is far superior than what the cable companies get. All the soorts package that offer all the games in HD its provided(ESPN Gameplan not in HD). Lastly the HD is not horrible compression but crystal clear picture and sound.