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And don't say Dish Network or DirecTV. We have Charter cable and internet, and 99% of the time it is fine. We have had it for 9 months now and this will be the 4th time we have had to have the box replaced. They keep giving us these garbage re-manufactured Motorola boxes and they only last a few months. Now, they are telling me they can be here Thursday to troubleshoot the problem or I can go to the local office to switch out the box.
1) I don't want to wait until Thursday. I don't think it is a good idea to force my wife and I to talk that much for such a long period of time.
C) I would have to take time off of work to go to their office, which is 20 minutes in the opposite direction from my office and they are only open during the same hours that I have to work!!
These options are not available in our area - AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS.
so you want something other than Dish, DirecTV, U-Verse and Verizon?
um... Hulu and Netflix?
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Just buy your own box
I'm a white, married, 35 year old father of an almost 3 year old girl. Cut me some slack.
They are pieces of shit!! Why would I want to buy one?
ps - I'm a white too
What's the reason for not wanting DirecTV?
I'm seriously thinking of getting a Roku and signing up for Hulu Plus for $7.99 a month. Could I still watch sports? BTN??
It doesn't work so well in our neighborhood. We are surrounded by 50 - 85 feet tall trees and we get a ton of snow.
not legally as far as I know. I think you can purchase a subscription to BTN, but I don't think that's an option for ESPN.
I want something other than charter, but I can't get anything other than charter.
If you want better tv, then get a dish, it really is that simple. Each provider points in a different direction (DTV points SW, and Dish points almost due S). Have a professional install it. Put it on a pole, on top of a 2 story house, wherever. It IS possible.
Spray it down with cooking spray each fall, and maybe add a bit of de-icer after it dries.
Keep the cable internet because everything else sucks.
Otherwise, unless you plan on getting your TV over the internet (which is possible, but too much trouble for anyone but the top 5% of nerds), you have no other choice.
Dish's products are good, DirecTV's are better. DTV also will run 30% more for similar (but not equivalent) programming, as Dish lacks a lot of the HD programming DTV carries.
I hear awesome stuff about Comcast, is that available?
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
I have Charter customer and if were you I would call again and ell them Thusday is too long to wait. They make late afternoon calls and if all it is going to be is switching out your digital box they can show up late in the day for a simple box switch.
I have never had to wait more than 24 hours and I have told them when they said 4 days that was too long and I got next day service.
You cannot wait till Thursday to watch cable?
Someone...ANYONE...please tell me the best American alternative to Ford.
And don't say GM or Chrysler.
But seriously, DirecTV. Hands down, the best HD picture quality. Beyond the occasional fade during large thunderstorms and snowstorms, I have about 99% uptime.
This post was edited by Osmo 22 months ago
Without cable, live sports is tough. There are the pirate streams but their golden age is over.
If you can stomach the lack of cable tv sports, then you can get a fix with paid radio streams, and any OTA national coverage.
For regular TV content , you have to subscribe to a few things, like Netflix and Hulu. I'm also on Amazon Prime which has a decent video selection.
You can also pirate TV/movie content, but it takes effort and you will need a home media drive to get that in serious gear.
Overall, you can get like 90% of the way there for less $$$ but it does require setup time and work.
This post was edited by Vim 22 months ago
There are other options out there smarty pants. But, it seems I would have to give up ESPN, BTN and FSD which is a deal breaker.
The same thing literally happened to me yesterday. I have U-Verse and at my last apartment it was fine. The box had a grey remote. They came in and installed it on Saturday after I had moved into my new place and waited a week. They gave me what looked like a refurbished box with a black remote. I was watching yesterday, stepped away for literally 5 minutes, and a red X popped up on the screen. I called AT&T and they tell me that supposedly my receiver was new. I bitched the guy out about how they only offer service during the day on weekdays and I'm gone every weekend. Supposedly they're supposed to come out today at 6pm and replace it.
This post was edited by SagnastysFinest 22 months ago
So in other words, there are no other options out there that meet your standards.
Actually, there is. Slingbox from my parents house for sports.
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