Comcast vs. Dish

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  1. oocool

    oocool Full Moon OT Supporter

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    Moving to a new place considering switching from Comcast to Dish. Which one has better offerings for my new HDTV?
     
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  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    Dish

    I run Dish (with HD package) here at home and it works great, my parents recently moved and they decided to get the Comcast package (internet and tv) with HD and the HD doesn't look as good as my Dish HD...
     
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    Im leaning towards Dish but some people still say that Comcast in some areas has better looking HD.
     
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    Fios > All

    Cable > Dish if you get your internet from the same company as your TV.

    I dont know how legit the claims are that dish has greater HD quality than cable. Perhaps more programming, but aside from sports and educational channels, digital cable (480p IIRC) looks fine.
     
  6. amill94

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    Get fios if you can. If not, Directv has the most HD. Dish network fucking blows.
     
  7. Raider007

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    480P :ugh:

    Dish is 720p/1080i with 1080P VOD...

    if you care about watching tons of sports, I will say that DirectTV has better HD, if you're not a sports nut and just want to watch regular sports Dish I think has better HD...
     
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    Sorry, 480i

    As in S-Video resolution.

    Since most TV programming isn't HD in the first place it doesn't really matter (asside from, like I said, sports and science channels like Discovery, History, Military, Science, etc..). When you watch non HD programming in HD you just get to waste half of your screen.
     
  9. Raider007

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    you need better HD service... :ugh:
     
  10. amill94

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    Directv basically has every channel that ppl would want to watch in HD. There might be one or two you would watch that aren't available in HD. My cable provider only has 45 stations or so which really sucks. Gonna change to directv unless fios shows up in the next year.
     
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    The CHANNEL might be in HD, but if the PROGRAMMING isnt in HD, it doesn't make a damn bit of difference.

    For instance, we get HD fox among many other channels like that, but except for a handful of programming (generally crap I dont want to watch like Lost, smarter than a 5th grader, or American idol), you're only watching half the screen.

    I guess if you are a brain rotted average american who watched the crap they put on TV and think your reality show/sitcom/etc... needs to be in HD....then go with the dish.
     
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    I'm aware of how it works. I watch Lost, 24, local news and occasionally something on discovery hd...so all my programming is in HD. The only time I don't watch an hd station is if I am channel surfing or something and find some program I don't normally watch.
     
  13. OBAMS NEW HORSE

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    How is Comcasts' HD channel listing? DirectTV has them square beat there, don't they?

    I wish I watched enough TV to buy a HD plan. The only thing I'd use it for is a Sports package in HD. Why pay for ABC HD when they send it unencrypted in QAM?
     
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    tv watching elitist :rofl:
     
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    directv is the best. i bet comcast might have 30-40 hd channels. directv has over 130 hd channels. need i say more?

    dish network requires 2 sat dishes on ur house to get hd locals in most areas.

    diretv all in one dish

    comcast prob won't be able to offer more in the future b/c all the bandwidth required to send internet/phone/ and hd channels on one little rg-6 line

    fios duz kick ass where available, but still limited channel line up
     
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    First make sure you can set-up a dish on your house. I can't put dish in my house since the only direction the satellite can get is covered with tree foliage.

    I am waiting till U-Verse reaches my area so I can get rid of the shitty Comcast cable.
     
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    the Dish1000 dish gets everything in my area...
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    130 HD channels: 80 of which are PPV, premium, or 20 FOX Sports channels.

    DISH only requires one DISH 1000 to get all your programming
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Where are you located?

    DISH now has something called Eastern Arc that gives customers basically from the Midwest to the East Coast another line of site to the S. East instead of S. West.
     
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    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    It doesn't.
     

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