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Comcast or Direct TV?
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Posted 7/5/07
Direct TV is cheaper, but in my experience not as reliable a service.

Comcast on the other hand, nails you to the wall and slowly cuts deli-meat shaped slices of your flesh to pay the bill. It's kinda expensive.
Posted 7/5/07
DirecTV I guess? I dunno, that's what I have! It's pretty good...although I must say I wish there were more good channels...
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If you have poor HD with Directv you probably don't have the correct setup. I would recommend one of the new HD receivers such as HR20 don't hook it up with anything but Monster Cable HDMI hookup. Also you need a pretty good HD Tv cause if you have a generic brand it doesn't matter how good of a service you get you'll still have crap HD. Stay away from Plasma's and go with LCD. I also forgot to mention I worked as a electronics salesman for a bit. Oh, one other thing as well I toldly agree with the guy saying if you live in Florida don't bother with Directv. It rains a lot there and because it's sattelite you'll lose service when ever it picks up rain.
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Posted 7/5/07

LeeMakihara wrote:

had comcast, then directv, now comcast again. lol I like the ON DEMAND Service that Comcast offers, I use it all the time to watch videos and anime. I mean Comcast has Anime Network.


Word. The On Demand service rocks. There's an anime network? What channel is that?

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mushroomjay wrote:

No, don't get a TV with an LCD display, nor Plasma, just get a regular TV. LCD display if handled poorly damages horribly. (See my laptop in profile.)


So I checked our your profile to see what you were talking about with your laptop. Even though you probably miss handled your laptop and broke your screen. Thats your bad! I still would get LCD Tv or Pc. I would say getting any but a LCD Tv is not an option for me cause if you get a reg. tv is this gonna have HD or 1080P?
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Posted 7/5/07
direct tv
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35 / M / Chicago, IL
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Posted 7/5/07
DO NOT get a tube tv its old technology and after a few years you will suffer with faded colors and bad eye sight. LCD at the very minimum, plasma gives better picture but are more proned to burn ins, DLP is the way to go however DLP is not thin and heavier then your usual plasma or LCDs so you won't be able to hang it on the wall. As far as service provider I HATE Comcast their customer service royally blows and their digital cable service is expensive compared to Dish/Direct TV. However if your a die hard sports fan cable companies usually own those stations and will present those in HD. Satelite does provide more HD channels however, they wont' have your local sports team broadcasted in HD unless they're playing on a national channel like TBS or something. Comcast is good for one thing INTERNET service 6Mbps burstable to 12-14Mbps for roughly 50 bucks a month is damn worth it. Depending where you are located if you have IPTV available get that instead.
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35 / M / Chicago, IL
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Posted 7/5/07

aberfitch wrote:

If you have poor HD with Directv you probably don't have the correct setup. I would recommend one of the new HD receivers such as HR20 don't hook it up with anything but Monster Cable HDMI hookup. Also you need a pretty good HD Tv cause if you have a generic brand it doesn't matter how good of a service you get you'll still have crap HD. Stay away from Plasma's and go with LCD. I also forgot to mention I worked as a electronics salesman for a bit. Oh, one other thing as well I toldly agree with the guy saying if you live in Florida don't bother with Directv. It rains a lot there and because it's sattelite you'll lose service when ever it picks up rain.


^ Some good advice. Also, the cheaper HD tv's usually only support 720p or 720i or even 480i you have to get something with at least 1080i else 1080p if you want to see a true difference. The supporting number of colors matter as well as contrast ratio if it sux your tv will always look like its dim and not vivid. Lastly, because of the huge amount of data streaming through it MUST be at least component video cable otherwise HDMI/DVI anything lower will not show in full HD especially using ordinary composite (the yellow cable and the other two are red and whit for stereo sound). It doesn't have to be monster either but monster is the best.
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Posted 7/8/09
Comcast
Posted 7/8/09
Comcast has On Demand, Direct TV doesn't.
Comcast Anime Network On De$mand, Direct TV doesn't.
Posted 7/23/09
No personal or versus threads allowed

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