This thread was created to help those new to DirecTV (and DBSTalk) get a little direction when navigating the forums and to answer the questions we frequently see asked by those new to the service. You're welcome to start a new thread if you can't find the answer to your question. Your first stop after this thread should be the "Sticky" threads (threads which have been permanently "stuck" at the top of a particular forum) in this forum, which are contain a wealth of information on topics that needed their own dedicated threads. Additionally, there are other sticky threads in the Programming & Services Forum Forum that you may find useful. Thanks to tcusta00 for his contributions.