I need some advice on something and this is the best place I know to get it. I trust my friends/nerds here more than anyone else when it come to tech stuff and honest opinions.
Due to my being disabled and unable to work, I have to make some serious changes in my lifestyle. This includes how I get my TV, internet, and phone service.
Here is what I am looking at.
Time Warner - TV, Internet (15 mbps on a 'network'), and phone...aprx 150.00
Dish - TV (with 3 more boxes), internet (6mbps 'dedicated line' DSL through AT&T for live online gaming), phone ...aprx 130.00 (plus free ipad2}
Direct TV - Same as Dish but for aprx 105.00
These are THE ONLY options available in my area. THE ONLY options.
I did try and talk the wife into just internet and then hulu and netflix for 80.00 a month, saving us close to 1000 a year...but no deal.
So, my questions are simple...
- Does anyone have DISH or DIRECT TV and are you happy with it?
- Did you give up any channels and regret it?
- Does anyone have dedicated dsl at 6 mbps and use it for online gaming and are you satisfied? (I play Star Trek Online, nothing else)
- We have a Wii and sometimes use it for Netflix....does it work okay with dsl at 6mbps?
- Has anyone been burnt by DISH or DirectTV cause we are hearing a lot of negative stuff from each of them about the other (hidden fee's etc, etc)
If anyone has an option I missed, I am open to hearing it. I just need details. We are currently with Time Warner and at the end of a locked in 2 year deal that is set to jump dramatically if we don't renew with some kind of bundle. We have less than a week to decide.
What we aren't sure about is ::
- How we will feel if we lose a few channels (like BBC America, Bravo, etc., etc)
- If we will notice or be bothered by the change in internet which is currently "UP TO 15 Mbps" on a 'NETWORK' to 6MBPS on a 'Dedicated' line.
I have to go out for a bit, right now, but will be back on in a couple hours, so don't be discouraged if you don't see me responding to anything right away.
Thanks in advance!