I am at the verge of going for a satellite TV option (DirectTV, dishNetwork etc).
But doing some research has revealed a troubling (for me) stumbling block.
My TV room is on a slab on the west side of my house. There are no phone lines there, nor do I ever intend to run one there, since there is no need, as we have cordless phones, based in the kitchen.
I hear that these satellite services want a phone hookup to the receiver, presumably to see what “pay-per-view” items you want, and to bill accordingly.
I never ever intend to use a pay-per-view option, and I don’t ever plan on subscribing to a TiVo like service.
Are the satellite services going to tell me “tough crap-get a phone line”?. The whole reason for me to go satellite is because it would be cheaper than my cable service. If I have to get an extra phone line, the savings are gone; indeed, it’ll cost me more.
So, am I screwed?