DirecTV Inc Informative - Excellent Satellite Service
LAKE CITY, FLORIDA -- I switched from Time Warner Cable to Dish Network
Satellite service a few months ago because I was
not happy with the reception and the prices were
going up. So, chose the Dish Network 200 channel
service that was about the same price I pay on
Time Warner Cable.
Well, anyway, I have never been treated so badly,
billed incorrectly and spent so many minutes on
the phone with any company as I did with Dish Network.
I cancelled Dish Network and went with DirecTV.
Gosh, there is an amazing difference.
After having Dish Network for about 6 weeks I was
to assume both companys (Dish Network and DirecTV)
interrupt your television viewing every other day
to "download programming" for 3 to 5 minutes.
DirecTV does not do that. It is seamless and there are no interruptions.
The Dish Network remote control works fine, but it
is not even close to what DirecTV can do.
DirecTV remote control interaction is easy to use
to program your favorite channels and use all sorts of other features. It is really hard to explain unless you have tried Dish Network then jumped to DirecTV.
When just doing a simple thing like changing channels you can just feel the quality of programming that went into the product.
There are thousands of complaints on many websites
about both companys. Most of them are installation and billing problems. Both companies supply satellite service and are very similar.
I have not read a review that directly compares the two companys with what you can do with your remote control and how the difference between them.
When you use DirecTV, your experience with the remote control is more enjoyable, relaxing and easier to use.
Dish Network is like driving a Chevrolet car that
gets you there comfortably, has basic controls, but it breaks down every couple of days for a few minutes.
DirecTV is driving a fast lean Cadillac with all the bells, whistles, dependabiltity and options without interruptions.
If you can get by any problems with DirecTV you may have, try and work it out and stay with them.
Did I mention if you look at a Dish Network satellite dish outside someones house you will see what looks like a pair of binoculars (2 eyes) pointing at the dish. If you look at a DirecTV satellite system you will see three (3), not two eyes pointing at the dish. Does this matter when it comes to reception and interruption in service. I don't know.
Tip: Always use the S-video cable that comes in the box when you get satellite. Normally, the installer will just hook up the RCA cable (red, white, yellow) from the receiver to the television. That is not recommended by dish or direcTV. Install the S-Video cable and disconnect the yellow RCA cable connections between the receiver and television. You will immediately see a crisp/clear difference.