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July 13th, 2006
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Satellite TV Poll

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Date:July 13th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
I'll be making the same decision myself next month (Adelphia is being replaced by Coxsux, with whom I refuse to do business). So I'll be needing a new high speed internet provider and a new TV provider. DirecTV ended their deal with TiVo, which was part of their original appeal. They've also gone to a lease setup, where you don't own your equipment. Dish offers a no-commitment option, which I find quite appealing (allowing me to switch to DirecTV with no penalty should I want to). There was a period a while back where one was more compressed than the other due to satellite issues. I need to chase down the current compression details. I'm also looking for channel flexibility (want Speed network and ESPN for stock car racing, but zero other sports, no shopping/religious channels I have to pay for, etc.). Keep us posted, eh?
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Date:July 13th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)

You should have no problem where you are..

...getting Roadstar for broadband (www.roadstarinternet.com). However, you're in town so DSL should also be an option if you don't want an RF solution.
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Date:July 13th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)

Re: You should have no problem where you are..

Roadstar wants $60/month (plus a hefty install fee) for slower service than DSL. Satellite internet doesn't look like a winner either. Sadly, I'm probably going to go with the loathesome Verizon until something better comes along.
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Date:July 13th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
I've had Directv for over 5 years and we've never owned our equipment, except for the tivo boxes we bought. TIVO still works just fine with it. As a matter of fact we have 2 TIVO boxes.

Also, for those of us who are football fanatics, Directv has the Sunday Ticket in all its glory.

The only time we've ever had a problem was during extreme storms and frankly, you shouldn't be watching TV when there is an extreme storm, anyway.
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