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Interesting.  Times must have changed.  I had Dish in the mid-late 90's and they were constantly whipping direct's ass.

I had Dish in probably 95 or 96.  It was horrible.  Constant trouble getting the two satellites aligned.  They couldn't read a map and the guy assigned to service my system lived five hours away -- and they wouldn't change it.  It never worked more than ten days consistently.  They cut down trees, drilled holes in my roof, tried mounting the dish on a wooden pole 50 yards from the house and then digging a trench for the cables.  Every time the wind blew at all, the dish would move and have to be realigned.  Just a horrible experience.   And the channel selection sucked, the receivers constantly had to be reset. 

Switched to DirecTV.  Better channels, better interface.  Never had any trouble with reception.  It was like a heaven compared. 

Friend had Dish in about 2007.  Every time we tried to watch a movie or game at his house he'd have to adjust the satellite signal because one or more had gotten out of sync.  Missed a lot.  Got to the point we'd only watch shoot at my house because he couldn't rely on Dish.
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I've had both too. Direct is much better. I've only lost service once and that was because of a kick ass storm.


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I had Dish in probably 95 or 96.  It was horrible.  Constant trouble getting the two satellites aligned.  They couldn't read a map and the guy assigned to service my system lived five hours away -- and they wouldn't change it.  It never worked more than ten days consistently.  They cut down trees, drilled holes in my roof, tried mounting the dish on a wooden pole 50 yards from the house and then digging a trench for the cables.  Every time the wind blew at all, the dish would move and have to be realigned.  Just a horrible experience.   And the channel selection sucked, the receivers constantly had to be reset. 

Switched to DirecTV.  Better channels, better interface.  Never had any trouble with reception.  It was like a heaven compared. 

Friend had Dish in about 2007.  Every time we tried to watch a movie or game at his house he'd have to adjust the satellite signal because one or more had gotten out of sync.  Missed a lot.  Got to the point we'd only watch shoot at my house because he couldn't rely on Dish.

Agree. I've had Direct for about 6 years now. Very few issues and they tend to give you free shoot and bill credits if you complain enough about the little things that do happen seldomly. I took a vacation up to the NC Mountains last year and the cabin owner had DISH, so I was able to compare. Not even close. I hated DISH so bad that I literally quit looking for shoot to watch. The interface and guide were horrible, and worst of all - channels I was used to getting on Direct were considered Premium on DISH. No thanks.
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I had both as well. I had Dish when I moved into the house I bought in Birmingham about 5 years ago. Couldn't fudgeing stand it. Got out of my contract to go to DirecTV after only a couple of months.

Much better.

I have U-verse now, and I like it as much or better than DirecTV.


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I have U-verse now, and I like it as much or better than DirecTV.


How do they feel about your habitual theft of internet items?
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I'm getting cautiously optimistic about this game.  Saw a larger preview the other night and they may actually not fudge this up.
"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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I'm getting cautiously optimistic about this game.  Saw a larger preview the other night and they may actually not fudge this up.
I really hope it is awesome.  I want to buy it.
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I have Dish and have no complaints.  No signal loss unless it is one hell of a storm, better luck out of the Hardware (I had to replace two DVR's and lose all my shoot with Direct) and can complain a little on stuff and they fix my bill right away. 
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"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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As we all were talking up Directv the last few days, they go and yank all viacom stations before midnight last night. They had best fix this shoot. I need my daily dose of BET tonight and will be cranky tomorrow if I don't catch the latest installment of 106 and Park and Errr'body Hate Chris.
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So I finally sat down and watched the last half of Season 2 of "Teh Walking Dead" with my Dad (who is a big fan of the show) last week and I have decided that I could have done completely without the first half of the season (with the exception of the characters finding zombie-Sophia and shooting her in the head which could have been accomplished in the first five minutes of the first episode of Season 2). 

There was significantly less estrogen-laced, interpersonal drama which is how it should have been all along (with the exception of one episode where there was way too much proverbial hand-wringing in an attempt to suss-out what to do with a certain individual that had been bought to the farm...my opinion, he never should have been bought to the farm in the first place...there's no time for "compassion" in teh zombie apocalypse apart from a bullet in the head).

I might be inclined to keep watching the show however as I'm sure has been alluded to earlier in this thread Dish Network has dropped AMC; and, besides, there are much, much better shows in the premium world that is HBO, Showtime, and Skinamax.

Anyway, I'd comment on the characters who stayed and who left but I don't want to post any spoilers. 

Wait...I think I will post a spoiler (you are warned):

I would have liked to have seen the reprehensible and loathsome Lori get gnawed on by the two zombies that attacked her car after her ridiculous, uber-dramatic exit from the farm in an attempt to find Rick...I was rooting for the zombies!  She must go in only the most horrible way possible.
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So I finally sat down and watched the last half of Season 2 of "Teh Walking Dead" with my Dad (who is a big fan of the show) last week and I have decided that I could have done completely without the first half of the season (with the exception of the characters finding zombie-Sophia and shooting her in the head which could have been accomplished in the first five minutes of the first episode of Season 2). 

There was significantly less estrogen-laced, interpersonal drama which is how it should have been all along (with the exception of one episode where there was way too much proverbial hand-wringing in an attempt to suss-out what to do with a certain individual that had been bought to the farm...my opinion, he never should have been bought to the farm in the first place...there's no time for "compassion" in teh zombie apocalypse apart from a bullet in the head).

I might be inclined to keep watching the show however as I'm sure has been alluded to earlier in this thread Dish Network has dropped AMC; and, besides, there are much, much better shows in the premium world that is HBO, Showtime, and Skinamax.

Anyway, I'd comment on the characters who stayed and who left but I don't want to post any spoilers. 

Wait...I think I will post a spoiler (you are warned):

I would have liked to have seen the reprehensible and loathsome Lori get gnawed on by the two zombies that attacked her car after her ridiculous, uber-dramatic exit from the farm in an attempt to find Rick...I was rooting for the zombies!  She must go in only the most horrible way possible.

Have you completed the mourning period from last week?
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Have you completed the mourning period from last week?

I assume you're referring to Andy Griffith; the answer is no; I'm still wearing black.  The flag at my home is in a lowered condition and they are still at half-staff in Mt. Airy and Dare County.  I had something in my eyes too, they got a little misty, must've been an allergy or something...that's all I'll say on the subject.
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I assume you're referring to Andy Griffith; the answer is no; I'm still wearing black.  The flag at my home is in a lowered condition and they are still at half-staff in Mt. Airy and Dare County.  I had something in my eyes too, they got a little misty, must've been an allergy or something...that's all I'll say on the subject.

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Nauseatingly cute but the sentiment is appreciated.
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Nauseatingly cute but the sentiment is appreciated.

I was in Downtown San Antonio last week when I saw it come across the twatter as I was walking up Commerce Street that morning. My stomach dropped. I was about to enter a German deli to eat breakfast. The eggs just didn't taste the same after the bad news.
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I was in Downtown San Antonio last week when I saw it come across the twatter as I was walking up Commerce Street that morning. My stomach dropped. I was about to enter a German deli to eat breakfast. The eggs just didn't taste the same after the bad news.

I know that feeling.  I heard it on the radio while on my way to NC last week...I got a little something in my eyes for a minute or three.  Later some program I was listening to played Andy Griffith's comedy routine from 1953 called "What it was...was football" and that cheered me up in hearing him talk about "those men were a-fightin' over that little punkin'" and "just as soon as one of 'em would go down they'd carry him oft and run another one on!"  His reference to the calling the striped-shirt officials "convicts" makes me bellow with laughter every time I hear it.  But that whole bit is hilarious.

If you have never heard it:


He's doesn't say where he is in the monologue but it's Kenan Stadium at UNC...at least the old one anyway.
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"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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So what does AMC do when dish takes them off the air?


"Hey my friends are the ones that wanted to eat at that shootty hole in the wall that only served bread and wine.  What kind of brick and mud business model is that.  Stick to the cart if that's all you're going to serve.  Then that dude came in with like 12 other people, and some of them weren't even wearing shoes, and the restaurant sat them right across from us. It was gross, and they were all stinky and dirty.  Then dude starts talking about eating his body and drinking his blood...I almost lost it.  That's the last supper I'll ever have there, and I hope he dies a horrible death."


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Season 3:  Starts October 14.

Cue the bitching...