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I know there has been a million threads about Directv vs. Dish. I am not asking about which service is best. My question is ONLY for those that have switched to Dish. What are some of the things that you miss that Directv offered? Hardware, user interface, programing etc? Thanks.

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YES network





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swapped about six months ago. Direct TV is easier to set up in RV. I like Direct Tv DVR better than dish. easier to use. I like saving $40.00 a month over Direct TV


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K Charles wrote:

YES network


Fascinating. Did not know YES Network was offered by Directv.

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dennis1949 wrote:

swapped about six months ago. Direct TV is easier to set up in RV. I like Direct Tv DVR better than dish. easier to use. I like saving $40.00 a month over Direct TV


Easier to set up in RV...as in easier to aim antenna?? What are issues with Dish DVR? I like the $40 savings too!

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We had direct in the house and dish in RV. We had direct for many years and moved a box back and forth. We put dish in the RV and it took some time to get use to the guide. Now we have dish in the house and the RV on one account. When you get use to how it works they are both fine.

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Biggest issue with Dish is no NFL Sunday Ticket. For me, it was the reason for Directv. For 50 years my team had run the gamut between fringe contender, to irrelevant, to complete suck. The only way to consistently see them was either move to the city, buy season tickets and go to the game or buy the Ticket. Thankfully, the worm has turned. My team is now must see TV, and the vast majority of their games are the national broadcast. The few that aren't are a great excuse to go to a sports bar. So now, Dish is as good a choice. Like someone else posted, the only other real drawback is getting to learn a new remote and a new channel guide. And of course you still have to navigate the occasional pricing feud when either Dish or Directv has to black out a network during the standoff.

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I Like the fact that with Dish I can go to their mobile app and change local channels within 5 minutes. DirecTV is a phone call and an hour wait usually.


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Ranger Smith wrote:

I Like the fact that with Dish I can go to their mobile app and change local channels within 5 minutes. DirecTV is a phone call and an hour wait usually.

Little wait time if you call the “moving my DirecTv number. Those folks know what they are doing.



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Switched from DTV to Dish years ago when we wanted to get tv in the RV. No HD tv with the DTV portable dishes. Setting up my Winegard X2 couldn't be easier.
As to service. Dish beats DTV hands down IMO. When we had DTV is was a loooong wait on the phone to get issues taken care of. Dish is so much quicker.
As far as programming, I suppose it's subjective. No HBO on Dish but we don't watch the premium channels anyways. Like the NFL but after watching college football all day Saturday I'm a little burnt out on watching the NFL on Sunday. Plus DTV won't offer the Pac12 Network so that was one of 2 main reasons for our switch.
As for software and ease of use, I have to go with DTV. Although it's been many years since we had DTV, when we did have it, it was easier to navigate.
Dish can be frustrating at times with occasional freezes and other glitches.

We camp a lot where there's not enough cell signal if any to be able to stream, so having satellite tv is our go to for extra entertainment. The nice thing about Dish vs DTV when RV'ing is you can stop and start anytime and use your phone to activate. A simple no hassle phone call will get your locals changed if needed. Back when we had DTV and a manual dish it was a constant hassle to get locals or for that matter any RV satellite help from DTV.

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