Comcast vs. Dish Network

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I am thinking about swithching from Comcast to the Dish. Does anyone have any comments/complaints?

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Submitted by ptcmom678 on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 11:19am.

Dish is the most incredible pain in the neck to get tuned in and to keep tuned in, especially during lousy weather (you know, when you REALLY need it). We had it when we had no choice and other than the line on the lawn issue, haven't had any problems. Also, they have a great Soccer Package!

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Submitted by S. Lindsey on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 8:04am.

It should be here soon.. and it is going to be worth waiting for it..
and no I don't work for AT&T

I will not lower my standards.. So UP YOURS.. Evil


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Submitted by matt.barnes on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:44am.

Why AT&T U-Verse? Are you sure its coming to PTC. I thought Comcast had a deal with the city to be our sole provider for cable.

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Submitted by kjam on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 8:59am.

Yep, wait for it! It's great! No problems, during storms, DSL speed is better. Best thing to watch, love it...
Wait for it.....

"How people treat you is their Karma, how you react is yours!"

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Submitted by Git Real on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:43am.

I've been without cable for over 4 years now and Mrs. Git is whining big time. I can't wait......

Die Comcast die!!! Got the way of Studabaker, Circuit City and Goody's.



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Submitted by mapleleaf on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 7:45am.

When I had a dish, I dreaded thunderstorms, because lightning would often strike either the dish or even the receiver, and I had to pay hundreds of dollars to get my equipment fixed while also enduring long waits to get things fixed.

Comcast is not a particularly lovable company, but I have had no problems with lightning strikes with my Comcast system, and few problems otherwise. Comcast owns the receiver and I presume lightning damage to it is their responsibility.

Better the devil you know than the one you don't know, would be my thinking on all this.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 9:47pm.

Don't get the Dish. I had it years ago and every time the system needed to be adjusted because I couldn't pick up signals they would tell me it was going to be 4 weeks to get to my house.

No Fox News for 4 weeks!!!

I've been on Comcast ever since and except for the fact they left the cable on top of my lawn for 2 or 3 weeks before it was buried it's been a good experience.

Vote Republican

Submitted by Spyglass on Mon, 03/16/2009 - 4:15pm.

avs forums if you want some good info.

Just google it. I'm happy with my Comcast...mainly because the Internet blows away previous DSL service I've had, and the current DSL speeds my neighbors are experiencing.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 8:49am.

Howdy Spyglass, a question for you...what sort of speeds are you getting with Comcast? I did the opposite of you, switched from Comcast to DSL, because my good Republican neighbors were downloading so much porn there was a bandwidth issue. (almost kidding there, but we had some major P2P downloaders in my subdivision which throttled response time for us Comcast users).

I just dropped my landline afte 30+ years and went with dry-loop (dead line) DSL. I was doing 95% of my calls on my cell anyway.

Submitted by Spyglass on Tue, 03/17/2009 - 9:43am.

(I fail to see why they have to be inserted into EVERYTHING you think), but I digress.

I went to and let it run a test just now. 22698 kbps download, 2717 kbps upload. It's very consistent at that speed. Like you, I have no landline.

That is obviously in the Spyglass Subdivision...get it. Smiling

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