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First of all I just want to start out by saying that my husband works for this company and has for about 2 years now. Do not get me wrong they are a great company but they have huge downsides. We have the directv employee account where we are only supposed to pay 15 dollars a month for our service. Well after we closed our bank account to go to another bank we tried to get our autodraft switched and apparently they didnt get it done in time. Needless to say they sent us a bill for the full price of everything that we had that added up to about 300 dollars. We were furious. So we called them to see what had happened and finally got everything explained to us but they refused to go back and try to fix the bill. They said that we had to pay that before they would go back and fix anything which was bull. Needless to say we do not have them anymore. Yes my husband still works for them but we switched to dish network. If you get directv I am just saying you better watch your bill because they will try to screw you anyway they can.
First of all, the receiver:
I have had two of these in my home for almost 2 years, although I didn't have a choice at the time, they came with my package I guess....
As tv receivers go, they are good, I get great quality pictures and they are very easy to use - I never really touch them other than to power on/off since the remote won't stay set to DTv - it continually wants to flip back to the tv setting! I contacted Directv about this and all one has to do is remove the batteries, hold the number 1 button down for 10 seconds, reinstall the battery and hey presto, the remote is reset to DTv!! Anyway, I digress... I NEVER touch the one in my bedroom as I use the remote for everything!
Now the remote:
The remote is a little moody in that, asides from switching back to tv at random, from time to time the page up/down wont work on the guide and I have to reset again.
Overall I am pleased with this product - not so pleased with the remote.
At first I was reluctant to stick the little dish on the roof as I had been a content customer of cable for years. However, the channel selection was far superior, although a lot of the sport shows I wanted - to allow me to see my favorite soccer team, Celtic, even though I am thousands of miles away - were unavailable unless you subscribe to the fees!!
I believe I have about 300 channels - although I would say that about 10 would suffice considering all the good shows are only on those channels, lol.
Now, herein lies MY problem. Great picture except when we have a hard rainstorm or lots of snow - then it freezes or goes completely blank - not good. Having stated that, in the 2 or so years I have been a subscriber, I have lost the picture maybe a total of 10 times - and often I will still have the picture in one of the other rooms!!
Not a bad choice as far as service and pretty decent as far as channel selection.