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Old 08-21-2011, 08:49 AM
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I've had DirecTV for 12 years and really like them. They have more HD options than anyone else and also offer Sunday Ticket (which is important to me). The reception does go out on occasion during a bad storm, but it doesn't happen very often. The service has always been very good IMO. And if something ever goes wrong or you call them to complain about something, they're always quick to give free services or credits to your account. I have DVR, HD, HBO, and Sunday Ticket and run it all on 4 tv's in my home....everything runs smoothly.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:24 AM
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I just moved into a very large SFH in PWC. We had crapcast for 4 years.....and everyday of it was terrible.

Anyways as an avid sports junkie and tight-wad we went with DirecTV and love it. Its cheaper then cable with more genuine HD channels.

No issues regarding outages in storms as of yet (has only been 3 months). My only gripe with Direct is they don't have a true on demand like cable does. Shows need to be "downloaded" to your box instead of streamed (even though we have had tons of problems with cables on demand streaming).

The HD channels honestly look better then comcast with the same equipment as well. I can't comment of SD because we never watch it. If I had the choice I would go with FIOS....but thus far we have been happy with DirecTV.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:39 AM
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Had Direct TV for several years and it was good.. everything that they said it would be.. heavy rain and snow did compromise the signal..

Also have Cox with out a cable box.. get all of the networks in HD an about 50 others in analog..
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