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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I find Directv provides the best audio and video signal compared to Comcast. They are also the only provider with NFL Sunday Ticket with access to all the NFL games, if that interests you. In my area, Comcast has bandwidth issues plus they blew off two appointments to meet me at home without telephoning or contacting me in any way. That sealed their fate for me.
My 1080i signal is upscaled to 1080P via my Pioneer SC-65 AVR (in preamp mode.) I do not stream any of their movies (too expensive, IMHO) but I did upgrade to their Genie offering which is very convenient if you are recording multiple shows throughout the house. I barely watch satellite movies as most of them are old and I use Redbox to get bluray quality. HBO is for Bill Maher and boxing.
Directv has become more expensive. I dropped down my subscription from Premier to a tier below with HBO as a premium channel only.
Best advice - - if you are considering satellite and live in a climate with cold and snow, get yourself a "dish heater." Once I did that, knock-knock, no more trips to the roof to remove snow.
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900E & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)