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Old 05-24-2010, 02:09 PM   #1
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I was wondering about having my dad upgrade our TV / Internet provider. We are considering between switching to Comcast, Direct TV, or a Dish network. We would like to consider a cheap yet practical TV service, though it would be nice if the same company also provided decent internet service. What are your recommendations?
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:17 AM   #2
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I was looking at switching to Direct or Dish. I was going to go with Dish because they offered local channels in my area and Direct did not. It also depends on what channels you want to have. I did a channel/price comparison to see which channels I could get from each company and how much it would be. I then talked to my local TV/Internet provider and they told me they would be offering HD and DVR service in the near future, as well as upgrading the Interent speed without raising prices. I ended up sticking with them in the end because those were the reasons I was leaving.
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My apologies for having not replying sooner.

For TV service, I'm not really looking for anything special. Maybe 100 channels... or less. Basically simmilar to the Comcast TV service I have now. (I will be moving with my parents to a new house) so we'd either keep Comcast TV or seek a different service. We currently only watch channels like CNN, Fox, Fox News, CN, Disney, Nick, SyFi, and few others. We aren't too extreme with TV, though we would like a fair ammount of channels. We have had Dish in the past, and I recall the signal getting funky during a storm - something of which we can't stand.

As far as internet service, we currently have DSL provided by Quest. I am strongly considering an upgrade to something a bit faster. Again, I think of Comcast, though I would like to hear from your recommendations.

Telephone service - I don't recall what we have, though we are not extreme callers. Very few times we make long-distance calls to contact part of our family in Europe. I rarely use the phone myself.


I have known of Comcast tripple-play, which basically checks phone service, TV service, AND Internet service in one setting.

Now, what I am thinking of in terms of practicality is Comcast internet, Direct TV TV, and some kind of phone service. What phone service would you recommend?



EDIT: I believe I left out one detail:

We have 5 TV's.
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I can't really help you there. Like I said, we now go with a local company for all 3 (interent, phone, cable) so I don't know what the national brands have to offer. Sorry.
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