When I was deciding between Time Warner Cable and Directv, I was having a hard time figuring out which one was best. I talked to customer service reps from both companies, and both had such good things to say as well as nice promotions that I would be eligible for. I decided the best way to figure it out was to understand what I would not be getting with each one. For instance, if I got Time Warner, what would I be missing out on from Directv and vice versa.
As soon as I did this, it did not take me long to figure out which one was my better option. Like I said, both offered great deals, but one offered a bit more than the other. When I saw what I would not be getting if I went with cable, it made the choice so much easier for me. I am a huge football fan, and I saw where I would not get the NFL Sunday ticket if I went with the cable provider. Directv is the only provider that has the rights to air all of the games throughout the season, including preseason games, and I did not want to miss out on that.
I also saw that I would not get the free Genie upgrade if I went with cable. While they do have cable boxes that have DVR capability, they do not offer the same type of boxes that Directv offers. If I start watching something in one room, I will be able to finish it in another room. Cable simply does not have that feature, nor will they offer me the same amount of premium channels for free for three months. Seeing what I would miss is hat helped me decide which television provider I wanted to have.