One of the longest-running modern-day battles is that of Cable vs. Dish Network. Both seem to basically offer the same stuff. Most everything I read says Dish Network offers everything Cable does, except it's cheaper. Which is better and why? Does Dish Network really go out when it rains or is cloudy? Do you have experience with both and a compelling reason for one over the other? Thanks in advance.
posted by dep
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Where in NYC can I watch today's USC-Arizona -- aside from the "official" sports bars of the two schools' alumni groups? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer
on Oct 1, 2011 -
Please pick out some dishware and flatware for me. I am overwhelmed and you all are better at this than me. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Nov 12, 2010 -
Should I stick with DirecTV or switch to Dish? OR: Can I get DirecTV to upgrade my receiver for free? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks
on Sep 16, 2009 -
The house I'm renting has a satellite dish up on the roof
, and I'm pretty sure I know where the wall-plug for it is indoors. What kind of equipment and cables would I need to do/buy to easily (and importantly, cheaply
) access satellite TV and watch it on my television set? I'm in Australia, if that matters.
posted by Effigy2000
on Jul 23, 2009 -
So a friend of mine asked me a question about the new Star Trek movie. (probable spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by sourbrew
on May 13, 2009 -
Cat fanciers: is there a convenient way to keep dried bits of food from getting on the wall next to the cat food dishes? [more inside]
posted by kosmonaut
on Jan 22, 2009 -
We're contemplating moving into a house with no built-in dishwasher... without which we cannot live! What are your impressions of portables? What are good some good brands, and are there any caveats to hooking them up that we should be aware of?
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Jun 10, 2008 -
I want a pet rock for my cubicle. Obtaining the rock isn't a problem, however I also want a mini water dish for it. Don't ask. Anyone know where I could obtain a 1" or so pet water dish?
posted by hungrysquirrels
on May 16, 2008 -
I have just moved from Berkeley, CA to Austin, TX and have to move my TV service with me. We were using DirecTV in Berkeley and I was perfectly happy with my (hacked) HR10-250 HD TiVo unit. Now I am faced with a choice. D*, cable or Dish? What service do I go with if I want to have TiVo and HD? I seem to be screwed in one way or another. More inside... [more inside]
posted by JLobster
on Jun 29, 2007 -
I have a Dish Network satellite dish + satellite receiver that I never returned after I cancelled my contract with them. What cool things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by kdar
on Jun 28, 2007 -
I need help with crafting a multi-dwelling (Condo) solution for TV and/or Internet service [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Apr 30, 2007 -
Feedmyfamilyforaweekfilter: Now that we finished the lasagna, what other full meal sorts of dishes can I make in my big glass lasagna pan? [more inside]
posted by thirteenkiller
on Mar 2, 2007 -
Can I view the closed caption information on my plasma monitor which is hooked up to my dish network receiver? [more inside]
posted by jlub
on Jan 29, 2007 -
I have Dish Network and my DVR has a USB port on the back. Is there a way to transfer programming from the DVR to my laptop? What is needed to make this happen?
posted by crapples
on Jan 24, 2007 -
Greeks and Greek-Americans: what happened with Mega Cosmos on Dish? Are they moving to cable or to a different satellite company, or are they simply not going to be available in the US any more? This sucks.
posted by evariste
on Dec 2, 2006 -
NewHomeFilter: I have a few questions about moving into my first new condo. I'm on a budget and green to the process with questions about: furniture (where to get), TV service (see inside), and lots... [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on May 11, 2006 -
I'm looking into signing up for DirecTV, mostly for the free/cheap Tivo. I've checked out the PVRBlog, Matt's recommendation seems to be go through OrbitSat, I've also been referred there before from others, but they no longer deal with DirecTV. Google is full of linkfarm results for the same 3 or 4 online retailers, by instinct I don't want to give them my business. Does anyone have any recommendations for online retailers for DirecTV? I'm looking for a 2 room system, with a single DVR, and Triple LNB, for as cheap as possible.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Sep 9, 2004 -