Are you a DStv subscriber?

Are you a DStv subscriber?

  • Yes, DStv Premium

    Votes: 239 35.9%
  • Yes, DStv Compact Plus

    Votes: 21 3.2%
  • Yes, DStv Compact

    Votes: 65 9.8%
  • Yes, DStv Family

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • Yes, DStv Access

    Votes: 25 3.8%
  • Yes, DStv EasyView

    Votes: 21 3.2%
  • No

    Votes: 292 43.9%

  • Total voters
    665

snrusa

Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2019
Messages
20
Been DSTV free going on 3 years. Series - Netflix and other streaming. Sport, basically just F1 - streaming
 

ISP cash cow

Executive Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2011
Messages
6,228
Yes, have DSTV Premium generally only for the sport only and easier to watch Sky news on in the morning and the wife to watch ETV in the morning.

The rest of DSTV is basically a waste on me as I have most of the major streaming channels as well. Netflix US, Hulu, CBS, Showtime, Amazon (and will get Disney + when it comes out).

Have looked at alternatives to get good quality, stable sport on my streaming devices which I can do but the cost is about the same as what I pay for DSTV anyway, so have just left it. besides when I travel out of the country (even to the UK) if I am at a hotel that is not showing my sport I can actually VPN and log onto my DSTV account and watch the football on my phone.

Also decided to keep DSTV because I don't want to put all my entertainment on one thing (fibre) in case the fibre goes down or something happens. At least I still have DSTV then.
 

stratray

Active Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2006
Messages
67
Went from Premium to Compact Plus since I wasn't watching quite a few channels. Now when they drop the History channel I'm going to downgrade down again and try and use a VPN to get the content I want. Nothing like the arrogance of a monopoly?
 

desperatedan2

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2005
Messages
28
Canned it couple of years back. Miss the tennis... but not much else. Was paying R998 (with extra view), but felt it was such a rip off. After I bailed, they called me 10 times plus to get me back on, offering me R600 pm but the damage was done. I told them I felt R300 was a realistic price. A also told them I did not approve of them teaming up with the Guptas
 

Derek 6

Active Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2017
Messages
33
I only use ten channels, sport, news, and a few entertainment channels, but I'm compelled to pay premium. Netflix doesn't have what I want.
 

LGL

New Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2019
Messages
2
Are you a DStv subscriber? Is yes, what is convincing you to stay with DStv instead of just using streaming services?
Only for the sport but I am exploring other options and if they work out and can be streamed I will cancel
 

rudyn

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 26, 2012
Messages
281
I used to be. Pulled out, got Netflix, Showmax, VPN and saved myself at least R700 per month, plus loads of rubbish I paid for and never watched.
 

Fred Philpott

Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2015
Messages
17
At the moment I am keeping it mainly for the rugby world cup. The adverts drive me mad especially the fact that DSTV is continually advertising itself. As soon as I find an option that is not inundated with the usual drivel I will be gone.
 

Graxill

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2010
Messages
27
I've been unsubscribed for just short of 8 years now... and I love sports. I could skimp and scrape and afford it but it's a matter of principle for me.
 
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