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Switching to Save with Directv – Save $100

Here is an offer for those Switching to Save with Directv, to save $100 on Directv (AKA: Direct TV) has been extended (this offer is only for new subscribers, as they sign up using account numbers of  us folks who are already subscribers to Directv). This offer has been extended!

Directv picture of the satelite dish

We just noticed, on this months bill, that we have started saving $10 per month for 10 months, as of this month because someone online just switched to Directv with our coupon code (our account number), however it’s is even easier online to switch now using the persons personal link… ours will be included at the end of this post.

Everyone who is with Directv is allowed to have 1o friends saving $10/per month with them (that is up to $100 per month in savings). We have 9 friends remaining at this time that can use our account number (what I call our coupon code)… so we do have one friend who is saving $10 per month for 10 months along with us right now and now they too can start sharing their code for “friends.” 🙂 So the person who signed up using our code or personal link online can now find 10 friends and their savings will grow for 10 months!

This is what my husband says on his blog about the deal:

 “Refer a friend to DTV and get 10 bucks off your bill”. Yup, that easy. If you want to try DTV and want to bag an extra 10 bucks off a month, here’s what you need. My name (Rick Lockwood), this number ( 41137732 ) and the number to call and order, which is 877-731-8456. By signing up as a referral from our account, you save 10 bucks a month… Hey, so do I lol… Lets share the savings!”

To take advantage of this offer, you need to give them the “friends” account number (ours is 41137732 )  or click on their personal link (there will be a link at the end of this post if you need one)  BEFORE you sign up to have your Direct TV Dish installed… this is the only way it works! A neighbor of ours had his installed and waited until then to try and use the code and that does not work. *sigh*

Comcast VS Directv:

directv with up arrow and higher bar vs xfinity by comcast which has a lower bar and a down arrow

The problems we had with Comcast

Before we switch to Directv, we were on Comcast and watched the bill go up and up (what I recall this was monthly). As we noticed that our so called High Definition/digital channels be reduced to only a few suddenly… the reduction of the HighDef on our channels happened several times close together and we finally just “had it” with our lack of good quality signals for our programs.

We started looking into the Comcast HighDef, we called Comcast and asked what was going on with our channels, needless to say we didn’t get an answer we were happy with. The explanation we received was that they were giving a few more channels in slightly better quality and needed to clear room on the signal for the non “highdef” channels that were going to be of better quality for our area then they were. Okay this was not good for us, we love our programs and prefer to get a good signal for the picture quality and sound on our system at home.

We had finally looked up information online and stumbled upon some information that explained the huge difference we saw when we watched a blu-ray & when we watch the  HighDef on Comcast, there was indeed a reason for it… we found out  so called HighDef channels are so heavily compressed that they were not actually coming through in the best quality. The difference between Comcast’s HD and Directv’s HD is that Comcast sends out the signal at 720-HD (DVD quality) and Directv sends it out at 1080-HD (Blu Ray quality). So we found out this is why were were noticing the difference with picture quality and sound with our surround sound system.

Our Decision to Switch to Directv

As a result of our searches online we found out that Directv was the way for us to go as their lineup of channels in the 1080 HD quality is significantly more than on Comcasts heavily compressed 720 HD quality. We also found that there were a lot more channels on Directv, some that I didn’t even know existed.

Things to Do & Consider Before Switching

refer a friend to direct tv and they save $100 with a Bill Credit and $100 of bill credits for your bill too

If you have a family member or friend that has Directv ask them for their account number with Directv so you can save $100 on the switch and they too can save. If you don’t know someone or they are afraid to share their account number, please feel free to use ours ( 41137732 ) for your phone call to Directv 877-731-8456 or very simply CLICK HERE, for you convenience this link includes all the information you need to received the discount and again you will save $10 per month for 10 months and so will we. If you do decide to go with Directv and use our info, feel free to leave me a comment so I can thank you! 🙂

For us, with our HD TV and Surround Sound System, we are very pleased with our Directv as the sound does come in with real surround sound and the picture is blu ray quality!

Disclaimer: The above is our personal experience and thoughts on Comcast vs Directv, I am not affiliated with Directv and I am sharing this 100% on my own without anything (but possibly a savings for my home on Directv) in exchange for this post. And as always this post is my honest opinion of the comparison of the two services.