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Tue May 23, 2017, 10:43 PM

Question about cable companies

I want to get rid of my Comcast cable and get another one but is DirectTV any better? Your recommendations and thoughts on this. I'm so tired of Comcast and their right-wing pig CEO's who are helping NBC get rid of Lawrence O'Donnell.

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queentonic May 2017 OP
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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:47 PM

1. DirecTV is good.

Better than my friend's comcast, but I only use it for tv; verizon (hot spot) for internet.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:48 PM

2. My daughter had DirectTV and loved it. She's back with me

now (disabled and our experiment of living on her own, failed). I have Comcast because DirectTV goes out during storms up here on the mountain.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 10:51 PM

3. Question becomes what about internet

Depending on where u live, antenna plus sling is also an option. Or dish perhaps. Their dvr is better than direct

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 11:03 PM

4. If you are lucky enough to be in an area serviced by RCN...

Definitely go with RCN. I have used the for several years, no complaints. In my town (Somerville MA), people get to choose either Comcast or RCN. RCN here gives us fiber to the house. I don't now why anyone here would use Comcast.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 11:10 PM

5. DirecTV is owned by ATT, which is trying to buy Time Warner Inc.

and is sucking up to Trump big time to make sure that deal goes through.

The company's CEO, Randall Stephenson, contributes almost exclusively to repub candidates (Romney, Cruz, McCain, Hastert, Delay etc etc).

You're fooling yourself if you think ATT would treat O'Donnell any differently if they owned MSNBC. And keep in mind, if ATT succeeds in buying Time Warner Inc, they will own CNN.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 11:23 PM

6. DirectTV is owned by AT&T, which was complicit in Bush's spying on Americans

I cannot speak to DirectTV's service, but I've heard shitty things about AT&T's U-Verse.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:29 AM

7. I liked directv until at&t bought them.

I switched to spectrum and bundled internet and tv. Im saving about 100 a month.

They all suck one way or another so i just go for ths best deals i can get these days.

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Response to queentonic (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:49 AM

8. DirectTV was good when I had it

Here in Florida, due to periodic heavy downpours, the signal can drop out. I didn't care for the VOD, several channels with staggered start times, as opposed to real VOD. Since becoming ATT, I can't say.

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