I am a HD cable subscriber with TWC and we are now being taken over by Comcast with 25% higher cost. So, I am thinking about going to DBS. However, my concern is lost signal during storms. According to some people with Direct, they claim that Direct has a new dish that looks at multiple sats and has much lower lost signal rate than older dishes. My questions are. 1. Is this true or just Direct hype? 2. Dish versus Direct: pros & cons of both. Thanks in advance for answers to my basic questions.