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Why you should switch to DirecTV.  Seriously.

As this fanpost is close to being pushed off the front page I won't be able to see future comments. I can be contacted through twitter @kevintheoman or email kevintheomanharris@gmail.com

I'll start off by admitting that part of the reason for this post is the hope I can score some credits on my bill by way of the referral program. Although I'll also admit that there are better programs out there than the referral program that you should look into. I'm going to focus on the price breakdowns here, but also know that I personally like the DVR software better than Cox's Scientific Atlanta and the DirecTV picture quality is considered superior than cable by most people.

I'm trying my best provide comparable channel listings. Basically every channel except premium movie channels (I'm counting Encore, IFC, Sundance as premium movie channels)



Time Warner Cable San Diego

2 receivers (one HD DVR and one HD non-DVR) with whole home service

Digital TV with HD DVR service $49.99

Variety Pack $8.00

Choice Pack $8.00

Sports Pass $8.00

Whole House HD DVR & HD Box Package $28.50

Total Monthly Charges $102.49 (2 year price $2459.76 without one time fees)

One Time Whole House DVR Professional Installation Fee $50.00

notable content differences from DirecTV (from what I notice, let me know if missing something):

has G4

missing the mtn

missing nfl network

missing Fox Sports San Diego

missing Prime Ticket

missing Big Ten Network

Cox San Diego

2 receivers (one HD DVR and one HD non-DVR) with whole home service

Cox Advanced TV Preferred $69.74

Plus Package with Whole-Home DVR & Trio Guide $22.98

Plus Package HD Receiver for Whole Home DVR $7.99

Variety Pak included

Sports and Information Pak $5.25

Lifestyles Pak $5.25

Total Monthly Charges $71.47 for first 3 months, $111.21 beyond that (2 year price $2549.82)

notable content differences from DirecTV (from what I notice, let me know if missing something):

has G4

missing Prime Ticket

missing Big Ten Network

DirecTV

2 receivers (one HD DVR and one HD non-DVR) with whole home service

Choice Xtra $68.99

new customer discounts for 12 months -$29.00

HBO+Showtime+Starz+Cinemax $45.00

Premium channels for free for 3 months -$45.00 (I'm assuming the customer cancels these after the free period is over)

Advanced Receiver Service (Whole Home HD DVR) $20.00

new customer receiver discount for 24 months -$10.00

Additional TV (Whole Home HD non-DVR) $12.00

multiple tv discount (never expires) -$6.00

Total Monthly Charges $55.99 for first 12 months, $84.99 for the next 12 months (2 year price $1691.76 without one time fees)

One Time equipment fee $99.00 (this is for the Home Media Center DVR which has 5 tuners and has lots of hard drive space. There are no one time fees if you get the regular HD DVR)

Referral program is an extra $10 off for 10 months (can't combine with AAA or costco discounts)

AAA discount program is an extra $10 off for 20 months (can't combine with referral or costco discounts)

Costco discount program is a $120 gift card (can't combine with referral or AAA discounts)

notable content differences from cable (from what I notice, let me know if missing something):

missing G4

has Prime Ticket

has Big Ten Network

Anyways, if someone is interested and is looking at the referral program.....talk to me.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Gaslamp Ball community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Gaslamp Ball managers or SB Nation.

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