Is DirecTV any good?

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#1
I've been thinking about switching from cable to DirecTV for some time now, and want to hear what everyone here thinks of their TV service?
 
#2
I do like their service, they offer more of the channels that I was looking for. They also have good customer service. The biggest reason we switched is because it was a lot cheaper.
 
#3
Yeah, if you are in a position where you have to PAY for satellite TV service, both DirecTV and Dish are running some pretty good deals right now for a combined TV and Internet service (pre-tax/fees, under $50 for each). Of course, DirecTV does make you sign the 2 year "Deal with the Devil" for their TV service, so make sure you are going to be good with the DVR/programming/etc for what you are paying for the service before signing up!
 

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I had both DTV and Dish. Quality is nearly the same. DTV is pricier but more channels - and you pay for them dearly. Dish is a good service at a good price IF they have the channels you want.

You could also try getting a deal with your cable company before you switch. Many have been successful in getting a better deal if they threaten to leave and are serious, they will transfer you to "customer retention" reps who have the power to make the best deals.
 
#5
Time Warner did do that for me, they lowered their price by quite a bit. We needed lower than what they were willing to go so we still left. However, many providers will try to work out better deals if they can.
 
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