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#12034944 - 01/11/17 09:10 PM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
RipDaLips® Offline
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Registered: 07/05/07
Posts: 11458
Loc: Hung in the top of a willow
Why ya'll paying these companies to watch TV, when shizzle is free over the air??

SMDH here.
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#12035136 - 01/11/17 11:17 PM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
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Registered: 07/17/10
Posts: 2989
Loc: Little Elm
With my dish it goes out when those straight line thunderstorms go through mostly in the spring.But when it is overcast and steady rain there is no effect.

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#12035184 - 01/12/17 04:24 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
hopalong Offline
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Registered: 09/06/08
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boss has direct tv and it takes a pretty good storm to knock it out. I lose the satellite internet way before I lose tv.

I do suggest you get a good weather radio for the times it does get knocked out, those tend to be the ones that get yer attention. grin
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#12035208 - 01/12/17 05:29 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: 44 Diesel]
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Registered: 07/11/06
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Originally Posted By: 44 Diesel
I am good with uverse for now


I love my U-Verse too, but it's going away sooner rather than later since AT&T bought DirectV
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#12035220 - 01/12/17 05:47 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
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#12035221 - 01/12/17 05:48 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: Hancock]
TexDawg Online   content
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Registered: 01/31/05
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Originally Posted By: Hancock
I only lose my sat briefly in heavy downpours


Same here, and if the storm is slightly south of me
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#12035292 - 01/12/17 06:59 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
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Registered: 07/31/12
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Had DirectTv for over 20 years and can count rain fade outages on one hand.
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#12035309 - 01/12/17 07:16 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
RayBob Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
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Loc: Pineywoods
Has to be a deluge to lose signal and I think the longest I ever lost signal was about 10 minutes. It usually goes down for 1-2 minutes. I'd lose signal maybe 3-4 times a year. We watch a lot of TV.

I gave up DirecTV(only 1 direction to shoot for the signal) when I got my new roof (metal) they said they couldn't mount a dish on a pole higher than 4' and that wouldn't get me a signal. Dish came out (they shoot to 2 different satellites) and set me up. My DirecTV saga has a much more in depth story ... I was a 18 year DirecTV customer.
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#12035357 - 01/12/17 07:59 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: RipDaLips®]
Baylor12 Offline
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Registered: 02/03/09
Posts: 207
Loc: Waco,TX
Originally Posted By: RipDaLips®
Why ya'll paying these companies to watch TV, when shizzle is free over the air??

SMDH here.


Agree here. If you need the DirectTV for other stuff keep it. But run to best by and get you an Digital Antenna ($20-$100 if you get carried away). I have one that does not require a power connection and can sit next to the tv or on the wall. All NFL games air on regular channels. They are free with the antenna.

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#12035388 - 01/12/17 08:17 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: Baylor12]
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Originally Posted By: Baylor12
Originally Posted By: RipDaLips®
Why ya'll paying these companies to watch TV, when shizzle is free over the air??

SMDH here.


Agree here. If you need the DirectTV for other stuff keep it. But run to best by and get you an Digital Antenna ($20-$100 if you get carried away). I have one that does not require a power connection and can sit next to the tv or on the wall. All NFL games air on regular channels. They are free with the antenna.


Not here I don't think then with minimal programming.
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#12035430 - 01/12/17 08:39 AM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
patriot07 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
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For the OP - I haven't had any trouble with DirecTV cutting out on me. Never had much trouble with Dish Network either.

As for getting rid of TV coverage, I have some buddies who have done it. They spend all their TV time on the internet instead and watch a few shows through Netflix, a Firestick or Roku or whatever. If you watch sports, none of those are really an option. NFL games don't all air on regular channels (Thursday night on NFL Network, Monday night on ESPN). Rangers games are often on Fox Sports Southwest. Longhorns games are anywhere and everywhere (LHN, ESPN, ESPN2, network sometimes, etc.). And I really enjoy stuff like the history channel and a few other things. And there's no way my wife is going to survive without hallmark channel. So to each their own. I pay $65 a month for DirecTV, and that $550 a year is the cheapest entertainment for the amount of time we use it that there is available.
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#12035861 - 01/12/17 12:08 PM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
redskeet100 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1799
Usually it needs to be a heavy rainfall to interrupt signal. If it is just a continual shower, should be fine.

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#12036029 - 01/12/17 01:12 PM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
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Registered: 12/10/06
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Loc: Lake Conway,Faulkner county,Ar...
A gentle breeze or a cloud in Kansas knocks out our DirecTV.

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#12036267 - 01/12/17 03:14 PM Re: DIRECT TV people..... [Re: M Squared]
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Registered: 02/20/09
Posts: 11543
Loc: Irving, Texas and Cedar Creek
Had Direct in Henderson Co. It would black out a little during strong bad storms, but overall, it was pretty good. Have Verizon Fios now, it's great.

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