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    Satellite or cable?

    I just moved to a place that has a dish on the roof But no equipment. I'll only be here a couple of months. Is there a way I can get direct tv and not have any kind of contract? Maybe by purchasing a receiver?
    My alternative is cox cable. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    I just moved to a place that has a dish on the roof But no equipment. I'll only be here a couple of months. Is there a way I can get direct tv and not have any kind of contract? Maybe by purchasing a receiver?
    My alternative is cox cable. Any thoughts?
    Do you have any friends who have satellite?

    Just borrow one of their converter boxes or have them order an extra (pretty cheap to do so).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Do you have any friends who have satellite?

    Just borrow one of their converter boxes or have them order an extra (pretty cheap to do so).
    Unfortunately I don't know anyone with satellite. Ifi buy one from eBay can I activate it without a contract?

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    Are you going to be watching on plasma or led/lcd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Are you going to be watching on plasma or led/lcd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Are you going to be watching on plasma or led/lcd?

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    No just a basic tv, all my lcd's are in storage until I find a house

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    No just a basic tv, all my lcd's are in storage until I find a house
    That's unfortunate...Since broadcasters went digital, you have to stand on your head while bouncing on a trampoline to watch those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    No just a basic tv, all my lcd's are in storage until I find a house
    How far from this "basic tv" will you be sitting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    How far from this "basic tv" will you be sitting?

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    This is a temporary situation, I just want to watch satellite without a 1 year commitment. I assume cable is my only option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    This is a temporary situation, I just want to watch satellite without a 1 year commitment. I assume cable is my only option?
    Go get a tape measure.

    Go on, go get it.

    Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Go get a tape measure.

    Go on, go get it.

    Now.

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    Thanks for the help, you fing dik

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    This is a temporary situation, I just want to watch satellite without a 1 year commitment. I assume cable is my only option?
    Call Directv to explain your situation. I find it hard to believe they'd turn down a chance to make some money. I'm assuming you lived in the NY area. Who was your tv provider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    Thanks for the help, you fing dik
    lolz..

    This guy gets it

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    Alright, this is the done thing. Call D*. Tell them your story.

    You probably can BUY a receiver from them ($300), pay monthly for 6 mos. then SUSPEND (not cancel) your account. There will be a cancellation fee if you do (?$) but according to what they told me no obligation.

    Else..

    You LEASE a receiver from them or partner like Solid Signal ($99) pay monthly for x months then suspend. This entails a 2 Year commtment (4 calendar yrs total if you suspend for 6 mos a yr.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcess View Post
    Thanks for the help, you fing dik
    Real people, real keyboards.

    It's a running Hampur joke, if you expect real advice, you're going to get some dick-headedness.

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