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Are DIRECTV Bundles Worth It?

June 11, 2012

The word bundle is packed with all sorts of meanings, good and bad. When they first came out, the idea seemed great: you already had TV, internet and phone – why not combine them into one bill and save on all three. Practically, though, early bundles were fraught with spotty service and customer service. So, […]

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3 Tips to Help You Choose a DIRECTV Package

May 12, 2012

When you’re ready to get DIRECTV, one of the first things your customer rep will ask is which programming package you’d like. Even though you can easily switch to a smaller or larger plan after your system is installed, it’s a time and money saver to do your research beforehand. Here are a few tips […]

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DISH Hopper DVR System Review

May 9, 2012

In an effort to compete with DIRECTV’s multiple room DVR, DISH recently released their new whole-home DVR system, aptly named Hopper. Essentially, it consists of a primary DVR box with a variety of smaller “Joey” receivers for each of your TVs. From bigger hard drive space to simultaneous recording and playback, the entire system packs […]

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TV Provider Comparison

April 12, 2012

For over a couple decades now, there have effectively been three primary TV providers to choose from: cable, DIRECTV and DISH. In this article, we’ll delve a bit deeper and compare the relative merits (and downsides) of each: Cable: First on the scene When it burst on the scene in the 50s and 60s and […]

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Dish TV Installation: What to Expect

February 21, 2012

When it’s finally time to get your satellite TV wired, there are few things to consider before that day arrives to ensure your installation goes off without a hitch. Some are more important than others (and the majority will automatically be handled for you), but here are a few of the most important things to […]

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5 Tips to Help You Buy Satellite Dish

February 18, 2012

If you’ve finally gotten fed up with the random price hikes and fees associated with cable, you’re probably looking to buy a satellite dish system and start fresh. Before you dive right in, it’s always a good idea to step back and give your entertainment needs a closer look — you’ll be much happier after […]

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Finding Christian Satellite TV

January 29, 2012

Television programming has changed quite a bit over the years. As with most services, its evolution is driven by a demand from subscribers. Early on, satellite TV didn’t offer a whole lot in the way of religious channels (for a variety of reasons). To the credit of DIRECTV and DISH (the leading satellite TV providers), […]

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NFL Sunday Ticket on DIRECT TV

January 12, 2012

If you’re a football fan, it doesn’t get much better than the NFL Sunday Ticket. For the uninitiated, the Sunday Ticket is a premium channel that broadcasts nearly every NFL regular season game. On satellite TV, the only place to get it is with DIRECT TV (the NFL has an exclusive with DTV, so you […]

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Choosing the Right Satellite TV Retailer

January 7, 2012

One of the most overlooked parts of signing up is selecting the right satellite TV retailer. Once you’ve decided which service you’re going with (DIRECTV or DISH), the next step is figuring out who’s going to manage the order, delivery and installation. Sure, you may luck out either way, but if you want to make […]

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How to Get Free Satellite TV

January 5, 2012

When you’re ready to get satellite television, you’ll want to make sure you take full advantage of all the perks free satellite TV has to offer. For starters, new customers (ie, those who don’t have a pre-existing account with DIRECTV and/or DISH) usually qualify for a variety of free programming, equipment and subscription upgrades. Depending […]

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