I have been with Comcast for about 7 years. I don't have many complaints about them except they are expensive and the I have to reset the modem and router about 3 times a month. Every time I call them to cancel they always discount my services BUT never as low as Direct TV.
My neighbors all have Direct tv and love it. They say it rarely goes out. I also like the fact that I can get an HD receiver and a HD DVR which can record up to 4 shows at once. I can also watch the DVR from other tvs. Also I can hook up my external hard drives to their dvr. Comcast wants something like $15 for the second HD receiver. Also Direct TV has the Big Ten Network for free plus a free year of the NFL thing.
So here are my questions:
1) Is it cheaper to order Direct Tv through Direct TV or AT&T? (Prices were a bit different when I spoke to each)
2) Can my neighbor get the referral discount ($100 off both our bills) if I sign up (AT&T said only through Direct TV but I wouldn't be able to get their other specials if I get the referral discount)?
3) After 1 year, the prices will increase to about what I pay for Comcast. DirectTV said to just call them and they will easily give me whatever their current promotion is. Is this true??
To put it simply, DirectTV would save me about $40 a month plus more features (HD on two tvs, Big Ten Network, can record up to 4 shows on DVR, capabilty of hooking up externeal hard drive to dvr). The only downside is that I will go from a 12mbs internet connection to a 3 mbs connection. As long as my Netflix streaming still works, I don't care about the slower speeds.