cable, dish network,or back to an old fashion antenna?????

@mrpippo (756)
United States
March 7, 2008 6:54am CST
i recently changed from my cable company to dish network because they said i would get an extra 150 channels for the same price i was paying my cable co.,so i switched up only to find that most of the channels are duplicated,so in reality i did'nt get but about 12 extra channels and they are channels that i think no one ever watches or heard of, these people got me so pissed off that i'm about to go put an antenna back on the roof and to hell with cable ,and dish network.has any one else been conned in the same way????
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9 responses
• United States
10 Mar 08
Woo. Wait. If you don't have cable in Feb. you will have to buy a converter to receive the digital signal.The best thing to do is sit down and list the channels you Do watch often and see which system offers all of them for the price you can afford.I have always had cable. My cable company has many different packages . There are just the basic all the way to a deluxe package.Do a little homework and see what is offered.In Feb. all t.v. will be digital and if you don't have cable or satellite you have buy a converter. The question is how much will this converter be? There are airing comericals airing here saying that there will be a coupon that you can use to buy this converter. I wonder how much this converter will be that they are giving out a coupon?
• United States
8 Mar 08
Nothing beats DirecTV.
• United States
8 Mar 08
I'd be really ticked off too! I wouldn't go back to antenna. Get real pip! I know it's tempting to take your business away from everybody who wants your money without delivering the goods, but in 2009 analog is going to be dust from what I've heard in the media.
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
7 Mar 08
Dish network is alright , however if you have trees in the way of your singal like i do , you wont get the 100 percent satisfaction , im really a Direct TV kind of guy anyway i had them since the mid 90's overall id rather have cheap cable well if you want to call it cheap 35+bucks for basic compare that when it was 10 bucks a month several years ago
• United States
7 Mar 08
I have an antenna, and I don't plan to go to any direct tv or cable. I do have to get one of those digital boxes, however, so I'll have digital tv after February of 09. If you have cable or direct, you won't need one. I think all this cable tv is a huge rip off, after a couple of months it's all the same, like that song I've heard, about having 65 channels, and there's nothing to watch. I just get a good antenna, and rent dvds, and I'm a happy camper. I do miss the sci-fi channel, and the travel channel, and the Discovery channel, and about ten others. Too bad they won't let us choose our own package, huh? That'll never happen. I watch too much tv as it is, if I had cable, I'd be in real trouble. So I'll stick with my antenna, and I'm fine.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
7 Mar 08
After seeing my mom go through problems with dish I would never get that service. I definitely prefer cable. My bill that includes phone and internet is about the same amount she just pays for her dish service.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
7 Mar 08
Everyone I know that has changed form Cable to Dish all went back to cable. Don't be so quick to go back to the old fashion way of the roof antenna because starting Feb. 2009 the free tv will end. You will be required to buy a converter box to make it work and who knows how it will be afterwards. I just don't know why they don't leave things alone. I feel sorry for the poor seniors living on fixed incomes who this will affect the most.
@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
7 Mar 08
I've never had dish network. I love my cable. We have basic and our internet is fast through the cable company. I don't think I could ever be happy wish a dish because of how bad it gets when it's raining hard, or snowing and icing. My mom has had dish for about 5 years now and she's always cussing up a storm whenever we get a bad storm come through.
@brimia (6584)
• United States
7 Mar 08
right now we just have basic cable and it's plenty of channels for us. at some point, if prices go up, we'll probably go back to the old antenna and get HD channels over the air...about 11 although 5 are PBS...oh well we'll just be more educated and watch less commercials :)