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post #1 of 7 Old 06-03-2012, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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So my house is almost done being built and i am going to get direct tv. Probably the Choice extra package. How do you guys like it? Ever had any problems?

On a side note and a little rant. They already have some policies that don't make any sense. I am out on the rig now, and will be here for the next 3 weeks. And have no reciever to get cable. There is a dish out here and all the cables, just not the reciever. I called to see if i could purchase a reciever at full price and pay the full price for one months service so i could watch the NBA finals out here, and they said they can not give me a receiver unless i have the technician come out and actually install a dish. I was going to have them go to my parent house and just setup the dish on a tripod outside so they could just take it down once he leaves and bring the receiver to me, but they said he would even have to run cables and everything. And i cant have it installed at the new house because technically its not my house yet.

I was trying to decide between Direct TV and Dish, and i think direct TV will be better for me bc i am HUGE sports fan and so is my roommate. But not sure yet.

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I have direct TV and like it. My only problem with it, when storms blow in you will normally lose reception. I bought a weather radio to counter act that problem. Now I really enjoy the packages and they have plenty to offer for a reasonable rate. I did have dish but direct had a better offer and we switched about 2 yrs ago. As far as sports programing goes, you shouldn't have any problems watching whatever you want to.
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Yeah, I hated when the storm came in and you lost signal.
That's why I dumped em and went with cable.
Don't have the channel choices I used to but it doesn't cut out.

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Yeah, I hated when the storm came in and you lost signal.
That's why I dumped em and went with cable.
Don't have the channel choices I used to but it doesn't cut out.
Yea, although we have direct tv out here, and there were storms almost every night the well before this one and the signal got lost maybe 2 nights out of the 10+ it was storming, and only for about 15 minutes max. So i am not too worried about that.

And i grew up with cox and have always had it, and would love to get it, but i have to have direct tv out here, so its pay for cox tv at home then pay another $60 a month for it out here, or just pay for it at the house and save some money.

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We really liked Direct TV when we had it. Yes when we got bad storms the HD would go out, but we watched a lot of things on DVR. We totally dropped cable all together to save $$$ but if I got it again I would go with Direct TV.

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I've had cable, Direct and Dish. DirectTV had better packages in my opinion, and the HD seemed better. My big problem with Direct was that a 2mph wind would make me lose my signal. It was way too common to be without tv during any kind of bad weather.
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With the Nation Weather Service based out of Norman (15ish miles from Oklahoma City) the networks cut in if there is any kind of weather in 3/4 of the state so you miss your TV shows anyway. I guess TBS and ESPN has the finals so it doesn't matter. The NFL gets cut into regularly. I have Dish and it seems pretty solid.The weather has to be pretty terrible before we lose signal. We have had tornados within 10 miles and was still watching TV.

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