| Originally Posted by Jess |
I have Direct TV and love it - you can get TIVO or DVR. I actually have my internet and phone with the same provider AT&T which was less than going the cable internet route.
Also, sorry, but I STRONGLY suggest you don't bundle your DirecTV w/ AT&T or Verizon! If you do all of your billing is done through AT&T and Verizon. Especially when you first start AT&T and Verizon have been known to double bill you for a few months, and once you're bundled DirecTV can't do anything about it! If DirecTV makes a mistake such as PPV or extra charges you weren't supposed to be charged, they can credit it back to you (it will credit towards your ENTIRE phone bill), and any changes will usually take about 2 months to post to your bundled bill.
And if you miss a payment or 2 from AT&T and Verizon they can shut off your DirecTV and DirecTV can't turn it back on until AT&T or Verizon call and verify!
Best bet, is what Maura said, get Vonage! Although DirecTV says that you HAVE to have a phone line connected, you don't! The phone line calls back to DirecTV letting them know what you've ordered, PPV or sports subscriptions. It will only hold so many, so if you don't have a phone line eventually you won't be able to order PPV through your remote, you'll have to do it online or call in.
| Originally Posted by JUSTUSTWO |
We just got rid of Direct TV & switched to Cablevision. So far so good. Hubby doesn't like Cablevision but thats cuz he's been so used to DTV and cuz he's anxiously awaiting Verizon/Fios. I however LOVE it! As mentioned above, I COULD NOT TAKE the outages with DTV. A little bit of rain or a gust of wind & no satelite service. With Cablevision, we don't have to worry about that so I'd take Cablevision anyday over DTV. As soon as Fios is availalbe, we'll be making the switch!
Also, Cablevision offered the current package/special which is cable, internet & phone for $99 but we didn't get that.
If you're going for cheap, DirecTV has NEVER claimed to be the cheapest, and never will be. Although it really is the best deal for HD.
You're price is really going to depend on the services you are wanting. DVR, HD, sports and what channels you want.
Let me know what you want and I can let you know what you'll get w/ them.