We’re cancelling DirecTV service. It’s been about a year since purchasing the HDTV and the associated DirecTV package. Meanwhile, our viewing of “normal” television fare has been steadily declining. We hardly ever watch anything live: we have other things to do with our time. And more often than not, the children are selecting shows from […]
Our DirecTiVo was dying. Every now and again, frequently at times, it stopped, hung. Maybe it waiting on a bad block on disk. Maybe it was just the heat. But the only option offered by DirecTV was a replacement with their dreaded DVR. My first impression was positive. The guide responded quickly. The on-screen display […]
For one of her classes last year, D. wrote a paper which analyzes an effect of the self-absorption of the media, in response to one of the unfounded assertions in the class’s text, that the rise of the Internet and “thousands” of cable channels had fragmented society. She asked, “Do Our Unlimited Choices Limit Our […]
What does it take to get a real person on the phone these days? I don’t want to talk to the computer. I’m not talking to the computer. I did not buy from a computer, and if you don’t stop sending my calls to the computer, I’ll cancel my DirecTV service and go back to […]
CED Magazine reports that Cablevision has signed a deal to market TiVo equipment to DISH and DirecTV customers. Someone’s been reading my journal. “For many satellite customers in our service area, there is significant value in the TiVo product and brand,” said Patricia Gottesman, Cablevision’s executive vice president of product management and marketing, in a […]
DirecTV is effectively removing the impediment to my changing video providers. “We’ll support our existing TiVo customers,” a spokesman for DirecTV, the largest U.S. satellite TV operator said. “But our core initiatives and new customer acquisition will focus on our new DVR.” I mentioned this before, but I’m a TiVo customer now, even though a […]
Because HBO has nothing we want to watch while we wait for The Sopranos, because we’re not that desperate, and because DirecTV makes changing packages simplicity itself, we’ve cancelled our subscription, thereby reducing our monthly costs from $67 to $48, before taxes. I have no idea why we didn’t do this before.
Dear DirecTV, I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that you’ve lost a customer. My loyalties are to my TiVo. I can get plain TV anywhere. Just so you know. Regards.