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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Franklinton, NC, USA
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As far as I can tell there are no taxes.
When I got HD service, I paid:
$39.99 Total Choice Plus Locals
$10.99 HD Program Pack
$04.99 Extra Receiver 1
$04.99 Extra Receiver 2
As far as reception goes, when there were heavy thunderstorms or snowstorms, the signal broke up. HD channels broke up first, and then standard def channels if the storm is bad. Generally light rain wasn't a problem, only heavy storms. However, I would point out that most of us unplug our sets during thunderstorms anyways, and cable is often knocked out by storms as well. The dish is situated at the highest point on the roof so that sun falls on it and last year at least I did not have problems with it filling up with ice or snow -- but I have heard this can be a problem.
I don't really understand your question about local channels -- standard definition locals look fine, and I would say they are actually better than OTA or over cable: cable companies generally send local channels in analog (so that they can be tuned directly by standard definition television sets without a digital set top box). Because they are analog, they pick up noise. This noise is not present via DirecTV (which is an inherently digital transmission). As far as OTA digital locals, reception will bepend on any number of things including the local terrain and your proximity to the transmitter towers.
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