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satellite dish options

1- does anyone have any hook ups with any dish companies??

2- Ive never had a dish and want it for TV and internet hook up when I move. Im looking for what works for people and what sucks.

Include what you pay a month if possible

please talk in simple terms..not too many big words

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directv. 38.99 a month no movie channels though

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satelite internet latency blows. Direct TV with Tivo, there is nothing else that can compare.

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Internet though satellite (like DirecTV's service) could be a pain and it'll be slow (you click on a web-page and it lags for 6-8 seconds, then it loads).

EDIT: Vcook said it in nerdy terms
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DishNetwork $40/ month, DVR & 2 tv's, no movie channels.
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sooooooo if sat internet blows and cable isnt available.....??????

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sooooooo if sat internet blows and cable isnt available.....??????
See if DSL is available.
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For broadband internet availability in your area, you can check this:
http://www.broadbandreports.com

You can search for available services in your area. You may find other wireless ISP's there.
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sooooooo if sat internet blows and cable isnt available.....??????
DSL or wireless
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what does CO mean??

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YEP!, your CO is wired for DSL from one or more DSL networks.
Unfortunately, no distance estimate was returned, so availability shown below may be limited if you live more than 12000 feet from the CO.

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CO = central office


its a distribution location basically.

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Check and see if DLS.Net is in your area yet, they have been expanding that way quite abit lately

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Ok I have a lot of expericnce with this.

get directv for you dish, make sure you get the oval dish and not the 18" round dish, you will need this for Hi-def. Also you will need a roof antenna from radio shack to get your locals in Hi-def instead of just the excellnt picture you will get with just the Directv dish.

Spend the money and get the Hidef directv reciaver with Tivo built in. Thye are expensive but it will be worth it in the long run so you wont have to keep buying new equipment to upgrade.

That takes care of your TV. If you cant get a cable modem for your computer, Check with Jimgofast and see what that wireless service he uses is. Its fast and works well from what he says. DSL sucks and is slow compared to either of those so its a last resort.




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Having had Direct TV & Dishnetwork, DishNet is the better of the 2 for software and ease of use (the directv philips receiver sucks and the menu's aren't user friendly) as for internet, my p's live in the middle of nowhere and have the wireless hookup (signal is broadcast from a watertower in the area and connections are blazing fast)

Look, I can appreciate this. I was young too, I felt just like you. Hated authority, hated all my bosses, thought they were full of shit. Look, it's like they say, if you're not a rebel by the age of 20, you got no heart, but if you haven't turned establishment by 30, you've got no brains. Because there are no story-book romances, no fairy-tale endings. So before you run out and change the world, ask yourself, "What do you really want?"
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I was just looking for the directivo HD's
aren't these about $1K ??

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Ok I have a lot of expericnce with this.

get directv for you dish, make sure you get the oval dish and not the 18" round dish, you will need this for Hi-def. Also you will need a roof antenna from radio shack to get your locals in Hi-def instead of just the excellnt picture you will get with just the Directv dish.

Spend the money and get the Hidef directv reciaver with Tivo built in. Thye are expensive but it will be worth it in the long run so you wont have to keep buying new equipment to upgrade.

That takes care of your TV. If you cant get a cable modem for your computer, Check with Jimgofast and see what that wireless service he uses is. Its fast and works well from what he says. DSL sucks and is slow compared to either of those so its a last resort.

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I was just looking for the directivo HD's
aren't these about $1K ??
Notice I did say they are expensive.

But its beter than what I have right now which is one reciever for regular directv and tivo, and then another directv reciever on top of the other one just for picking up Hi-Def by doing hat I did I have at least 800 wrapped up in boxs and its a pain in the ass using two.




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