WARNING! You need to read this before sinking your money into a never ending hole ! Start by Buying a Receiver and Antenna
What Now ? Just call two different dealers to get basic Direct TV programs and call the other to get a few well known movie channels (same ones over and over for months). You can get this for a measly $60 or so. This is when you discover that you have struck the tip of the iceberg . . . the real costs and service consideration start HERE. Keep your eyes open.
Can I sit back with my coffee yet? Not unless you like to spend money and have loads of it. Where does all the money go?
I shall not tell a LIE; I'm sorry . . . I enjoy good TV!
But Dad, why did you pay another $150 for only some of the Pro football games? And why did you pay another $80 for those College football games that were mostly blacked out, unavailable but on regular TV and you saw which junior college play which junior college? Is that what AA football looks like ?
Daddy . . . why where you swearing all those evenings about looking at reruns? Why did you have to keep unplugging the power cord on the SONY receiver? Why did it take hours to see a picture again? Why did they replace your NEW receiver with a REBUILT receiver? Why are you sitting in front of a blank TV and swearing some more? ?
Keep in mind that this is but ONE experience over four months time . . . keep the money flowing and you too could have trouble free viewing. Myself I vote to go back to cable TV if they have not jumped too far up the scale yet. Or maybe I should just settle for a VHF/UHF antenna with a rotator. This is really the most cost effective choice in and around cities with several broadcasting stations. And then again, there is always a good book and the Internet! Try watching the antics of your cat and the neighborhood squirrel . . . good stuff.
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What a deal! Spend $200 for equipment . . . and MORE for a surge protector PLUS the cost of installation for another $150 AND UP. If you want more receivers it is $600 a pop. Just remember this is for equipment and it does not get you any programs yet
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People want to receive good service for their money, not give it away. Maybe state and/or federal legislatures could serve tax payers better by investigating and regulating these Rip Off Artists first class.
This page is dated November 2000