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Old 07-11-2012, 05:59 AM
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We currently have Comcast and its excellent service but costs about 180 a month for internet/phone and cable.

I am htinking of direct TV and ATT phone internet. I figure I can save $70+ per month. Does any one in the area have ATT DSL or Direct - is it any good - I am thinking the HDTV may be less clear and/or the computer may be slower..

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:33 AM
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FYI, down here, we have Time Warner for HD cable (no premium channels) and Internet (no house phone, just cell) and it cost $144. The only other "extra" we have is a DVR included in the $144.

I had Comcast when I lived in CT and there really wasn't any other option than an antenna.

My GF's parents have Direct TV and their only Internet option is dial-up. They have very poor (if any) cell service and no cable where they are. They do have city water and a perfectly good well. (doesn't make much sense to me).
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In the end after the promotions end you won't have that big of a price drop. Satellite tv sucks I've had it inlaws still have it does not compare to reliability of cable. I think your best bet is to keep threatening to leave Comcast and see if they will cut you a break. Dsl Internet is much slower than cable to.
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I have Direct TV and ATT DSL Lite at the house. It's okay. I've lost the signal from Direct a few times but not enough to matter. Usually it only goes out during a severe storm and only for a few minutes. Regular rain storms don't affect it. The DSL Lite is definitely slow if you are trying to watch a video on YouTube or something like that but for normal internet surfing, I think it's okay speedwise. It might take a second or two more to load a webpage than my high speed at the shop but it doesn't really bother me.
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We have DTV. No issues. You will lose signal in very heavy rain. If you go with any satellite service, the install is what will make or break your satisfaction. It must be properly aligned and secured.

ATT DSL - plenty fast, even accessing servers (and running software apps on them) on the other side of the planet over VPN.

We live in the sticks, so there are no other real options. Lucky to be able to have DSL.......


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ATT DSL - plenty fast, even accessing servers (and running software apps on them) on the other side of the planet over VPN.

We live in the sticks, so there are no other real options. Lucky to be able to have DSL.......


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Exactly the same here, its all we could get but its more than fine. I do a lot of uploading and emailing pretty large files and have no real complaints.
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Direct TV is shitting in their own hat, they just lost 26 Viacom Channels channels because they couldn't successfully renegoiate their contract. I'm sure the custmer won't see that credit on their bill.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/with-cont...rk-on-directv/
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Originally Posted by Gator56 View Post
Direct TV is shitting in their own hat, they just lost 26 Viacom Channels channels because they couldn't successfully renegoiate their contract. I'm sure the custmer won't see that credit on their bill.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/with-cont...rk-on-directv/

DIRECTV FACT #2
Viacom’s temporarily suspended a total of 17 different channels and not the 26 that it reports. Viacom’s double-counting both high definition and standard definition versions of the same service to overly inflate its totals and add more unnecessary drama to what should have always remained private business discussions.
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
We have DTV. No issues. You will lose signal in very heavy rain. If you go with any satellite service, the install is what will make or break your satisfaction. It must be properly aligned and secured.


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Originally Posted by Gator56 View Post
Direct TV is shitting in their own hat, they just lost 26 Viacom Channels channels because they couldn't successfully renegoiate their contract. I'm sure the custmer won't see that credit on their bill.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/with-cont...rk-on-directv/
We went through the same thing a few months ago with Time Warner Cable. Both sides had ads night and day for weeks/months before the deadline. The deadline was extended and they eventually worked it out.

I think Viacom believes people can't live without Snooky/MTV (I can). Their other big channel is Nickelodeon and the ratings have tanked recently. Internet is killing Viacom and they should be happy to be picked up by anyone.

Point is, cable or satellite, they're going to have these contract disputes.
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