Directv Sucks

I’ve never had Directv, or satellite of any kind for that matter, but I have no desire to. As much as I hate cable, and here where I live I only have one choice for a cable provider, I’d still rather pay an arm and a leg for cable than deal with no TV when it rains or snows.

I’ve known three people in my life who have had satellite and all three eventually switched back to cable. Their reason? They didn’t like having no TV when it rained or snowed either.

Now, Directv has these commercials out that are all pretty funny in and of themselves, but they’re not going to make me get Directv. Even more so, they’re lying to themselves and us. Check this one out.

The commercial is funny, and all of their commercials along these lines are funny. The problem is, they’re expecting us to believe that if nothing is on cable, something is on satellite. The only problem is, both cable and satellite have the same fucking channels, and those channels don’t care how you view them, they’re going to show the same shows at the same times no matter how you view.

What they COULD be saying is, don’t pay too much for cable if nothing is going to be on. So go with Directv and pay less to have nothing to watch. That’s really what they’re saying.

No thank you. Personally, I’d rather pay too much for cable with the hopes that if it is raining or snowing out, I’ll still be able to watch whatever happens to be on. However, Directv, keep coming out with those commercials. They’re much better to watch than the ones Time Warner has been showing non-stop for the last month.

Speaking of that, I hate Time Warner. They’ve monopolized the cable industry here and I have no choice for cable. None of us here do. We’re forced to pay what they want us to pay, and naturally it’s way too much. But there are no other options, so we’re stuck with it.

However, I think if you have cable or even satellite, you shouldn’t be forced to watch their commercials. What’s the point in advertising on your own broadcast for your product?

I know the real reason… the fact that those “cable” channels are also broadcast on satellite. So technically they’re advertising to those who are with their competitor. No matter, I still don’t care. I’m sick of seeing Time Warner’s cable commercials while I’m watching Time Warner Cable.

Basically, something needs to happen to give all of us something better at a decent price.

One response to “Directv Sucks

  1. I had Direct TV for a few years and you don’t lose the signal unless it’s like a monsoon outside. That said, they aren’t really any cheaper than cable and cable is a lot more convenient. Now, if I lived out in the sticks I might be singing a different tune…

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