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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2012, 12:55:57 pm »
Be careful, Dish's customer service is less than stellar...

I dropped Dish 2 weeks ago after 5 years... P'ed me off, dropping AMC Channels!  They even had the balls to send me a letter telling me that they would have AMC, and to come back!  Holes!  >:(  Now I'm just doing over air right now while I decide what I'm willing to pay for and settle on.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2012, 03:44:29 pm »
I like cable. 8)
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2012, 04:51:13 pm »
I can live without AMC.  I can't live without Sponge Bob, iCarly, and Victorious.  I have two 8 year olds that will do bad things to me.  Each of these aholes (Directv and Viacom) are blaming each other.  All I know is I'm subscribed to Directv.  I don't give a hoot about Viacom or how much they want.  Directv has been raising prices since day one.  I could care less if they raise it again.  But pulling channels and having blank screens is not professional on either part.  F m both I say.  I would go cable but it sucks here.  I've got bad wiring in the house and I'm not sure what I would have to go through to upgrade it.  I may well check into it but Dish is dishing out some fairly good deals and the biggest thing of all is that BBCA is HD plus I can set up several rooms.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2012, 04:59:34 pm »
I can live without AMC. 

That's crazy talk.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2012, 06:29:42 pm »
My answer to all of those arrogant nasty companies, most recently Prizm from CenturyLink:


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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 08:23:46 pm »
Okay, if the broadcasters charge the sat companies more do you think the sat company (Direct) will charge you more or less?
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012, 08:33:19 pm »
Be careful, Dish's customer service is less than stellar...

Dish was just voted one of the top 10 worst customer service companies in the country.  Yikes!!

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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #22 on: July 11, 2012, 09:33:14 pm »
That's crazy talk.

+1

What's weird is I just went to check out AT&T and they are carrying DirecTV. What's up wit dat?

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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 04:03:14 am »
Okay, if the broadcasters charge the sat companies more do you think the sat company (Direct) will charge you more or less?


I don't care about the price.  I understand how the market works.  I fully expect them to pass on the pricing.  It's cutting off the programming I detest.

And as far as Dish being the worst...I think I've called Directv once in 12 years on an issue and that was to get the tech to re-align the antenna that he didn't install correctly.
My answer to all of those arrogant nasty companies, most recently Prizm from CenturyLink:





I would go back to that but those antennae aren't allowed in my subdivision or there would be one on my rooftop.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2012, 06:39:31 am »
You expect a company to hold the line in the face of a 30% increase?
And if Viacom is withholding the signal how can DTV be responsible? If they don't get it we don't!
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2012, 07:13:28 am »
I've seen info where Viacom is saying Directv is pulling the channels and I've seen the reverse.  My point is I'm the consumer, the endpoint.  I don't care if it's an issue with Viacom or Fox or what have you.  All I see is the end result...no channels.  It's Directv's fault as far as I'm concerned.  Raise the price, do whatever, just keep the channels going.  Directv is not out for our welfare, there is something else going on with this than price.  We just don't know about it.

In my business, installing IBM mid-range servers, if something beyond my control happens, it's my fault.  I have to rectify it behind the scenes to make the client happy.  Pointing fingers has never worked.  That philosophy has worked for me for nigh on 24 years now.  I have had many instances of that scenario.  When I see to very large companies pointing fingers at each other, it's really unprofessional as far as I'm concerned. 

Work out a stopgap measure and keep negotiating.  Figure it out and get on with your lives.  Both Viacom and Directv evidently don't subscribe to this.

So, I've made the decision to switch technologies.  There's been a few things bothering me about Directv and this is the last straw for them.  I can switch to Dish or switch to cable.  I like my options with Dish better.  I have to do some research to what equipment I need and talk to my neighbor who has them.  I'm not going to do this in a hurry.  The kids have switched over to Disney for now.  TV Land is another channel that's gone and there are programs I watch there, but they won't be back on until around September.  I imagine this issue will be resolved at some point by then.

There are so many channels that are pure junk to me.  I wish there was an ala carte system of choosing what you want to pay for instead of paying for a package where there is really only one or two channels you need.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2012, 08:20:30 am »
I wish there was an ala carte system of choosing what you want to pay for instead of paying for a package where there is really only one or two channels you need.

+1  There is 100+ channels I would drop in a minute!  I would end up with 20 channels in the end.   8)

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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2012, 09:16:52 am »
I ga ron tee if Direct just passed on the increase everyone would complain about the increase.
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Re: Directv has done it again....
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2012, 09:44:18 am »
I ga ron tee if Direct just passed on the increase everyone would complain about the increase.

Yeah, but I would still have the programs to watch...grumble grumble...
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