A cute kid wants to sell me a satellite dish, should I let him? Free professional installation, free equipment (technically, I buy it but my first month’s service is free), 12 month contract, then month to month, 130 channels, including local, all digital, plus a free DVR. The monthly cost is about $14 dollars less than I currently pay for my cable, but I get a discount on my cable modem because I have both with the same company, so I’d save roughly $10 a month. And Comcast would only be getting half of my business, which is a point in favor of a dish.
However, I’ve never had much trouble with Comcast cable TV–I turn on the TV and the channels are all there, they have rarely gone out on me even in the worst weather. As long as I don’t have to deal the their customer service people, I’m satisfied.
So is a dish reliable? Do they really need constant adjustments or get knocked out by bad weather? If my TV goes out in the middle of a football game, I’d want someone’s head on a platter, and blood stains are so difficult to get out, so I want to avoid that happening. Tell me about your experiences, give me links to site that compare and contrast, or just tell me what to do.