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Direct TV Satellite vs. Comcast Cable: The Pros and Cons

Know the Facts about Which is the best TV Option?

By Matt Goldstein

Get the exclusive breakdown of the two of the biggest television options, cable or satellite. With Direct TV and Comcast Cable’s advertising campaigns, it’s very difficult to understand what’s real and what’s straight up pontificating BS. Who has the most channels, who . . . → Read More: Direct TV Satellite vs. Comcast Cable: The Pros and Cons

Direct TV Satellite vs. Comcast Cable: The Pros and Cons

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10 comments to Direct TV Satellite vs. Comcast Cable: The Pros and Cons

  • David

    The amazing DVR functionality more than makes up for the VERY few moments Directv is out. Cable has such a top heavy infrastructure they can’t afford to compete with Direct TV in any meaningful way.


  • Beth Linn

    What do you mean DIRECTV doesn’t have ON DEMAND? I’m switching to DIRECTV and on the list of Channels is DIRECTV “On Demand” 1000-1890 HD … I’VE JUST NOTICED THE SPELLING IN YOUR COMPARISON ARTICLE AND IT’S SPELLING DIRECT TV SEPARATING THE TV. IS THERE ANOTHER COMPANY THAT USES THE TITLE DIRECT TV? I’m worried now… I did a lot of comparisons between DIRECTV and Comcast talking to both companies the cost comparisons goes hands down to DIRECTV. I started out with Comcast Cable at $90.00 for Phone, Web, and TV and I’m at $210.00 now and I don’t have a DVR…I’ve been quoted at $120 for DIRECTV for a “lifetime”. Is this just good ‘ole’ BS


    Timothy E Anders Reply:

    You are spot on! DirecTV customer service is the absolute worst and now that AT&T has taken over it has gotten even worse, if possible. No more e-mailing. You have to go through automate CHATs before talking to a live person. Seriously looking at Xfinity but still researching. Also looking at cutting my bill from 220 dollars to around 140 dollars by moving to Comcast.


  • Jeff

    DirecTV does not nor has future plans to carry the PAC-12 Network. Big mistake, college sports fans on the west coast are fleeing from DirecTV. I have been a DirecTV customer since 2005 but I am now switching to Comcast or DISH. Cheers!


  • Jim U

    I had Direct constantly had problem of if locking up. Customer support is very bad. DVR to much delay. As soon as my contract was up I went back to xfinity


  • howard brown

    Has any of the above information changed as of 2/1/14..Is Direct TV still an issue during rain/snow?


  • The main differences between Direct TV and Comcast is reception and cost.
    While Comcast provides good reception during inclement weather, Direct TV will probably fail during these times.
    The economy really sucks right now, so if you want to save some money on vanity, like TV viewing, then go with Direct TV.
    Either go out and get a good paying job, or like the rest of the nation, deal with the bad weather and bad TV, and spend some time with your loved ones while the freaking TV won’t come in, and spend the money you save on a dinner with the family, or bowling.

    Comcast should work with the customers during this economic recession and give the people a good deal. The rewards would be staggering in the future, but they push them out more and more to Direct TV.

    Have hope my friends, soon the will be another choice.


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  • john r. parker

    why cant direct hold a signal? i cant watch a program when it rains just keeps going out when i had cable the only time i lost service was when the electric went out im getting fed up with this crap thinking seriously about going back to cable and im tired of hearing all your great service lies


  • Ed Birch

    I am trying to decide if I should switch to Direct TV. Your information has been a big help. Thank you — Ed Birch


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