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Cable vs. Dish

by Langley1900 / December 31, 2012 5:52 AM PST

We are considering cable vs. dish installation (with a dvr) because we wanted to record our favorite television shows. Some companies that we have been considering are Comcast, Dish Network, Direct TV and Century Link. Would you suggest dish or cable ? Thank you.

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Content charges
by mjd420nova / January 1, 2013 6:27 AM PST
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Comparing cable to Directv, the satelite (directv) is cheaper for the content I wanted from each. The difference is around $35. I had the basic digital cable, with DVR, and a second tier sports package for $150. The same tv package from satelite was $115. If you have any specific channells you're interested in, they are often part of another higher priced groupof channels and some aren't available for both providers. HD usually adds up to $25. to the overall price and if it's an upgrade, you may have to buy the DVR ($200.) Cable is more widely available and some locations may have restrictions on outside antennas(dishes). Dishes can be hidden and I've hidden more than a few under fiberglass rocks or behind the southeast facing windows.

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$115 is too much
by givemeaname / January 3, 2013 7:47 AM PST
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I have dish network, 2 hd DVR's, HD only Gold package, Encore channels free part of package, plus locals, $78 month w/ no contract, that is after all the taxes and hidden fees. Plus I am getting all the movies channel free for 3 months, just called and asked.
If sports are your thing I get 12 HD sports channels, ESPN, ESPN2, MLBN, NFL, NBATV, NHLN, CBSSN, CSNBC, CSNCA, NBCSP, TENIS and Golf.

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