We currently have Dish and want to switch to DirecTV because Dish got rid of Korean channel KBS. There are two satellites located on the roof, 1 for local, 1 for international programming. DirectTV tech came out to do installation today and we were told that they could not put their satellities on the roof because of trees obscuring Southern sky view. They want to put 2 poles in the middle of our backyard to mount the 2 satellities + would have to dig up the yard to bury 60 ft of wire. I would have to call a digger's hotline, have them come out to the house to mark the area. Then schedule another installation appt. with DTV to do the actual installation. Installation would not be free and they said $75/pole and $1/foot for cable. Called main DTV number and verified the fee cost. I don't understand WHY they cannot put the DirecTV satellities on the roof. Satellite signal is not a prob with the current Dish satellities up on the roof. Trees are not interrferring with Dish signal up on the roof so why/how come it would be such a problem with DirecTV? Is this a legit issue? We would rather not dig up our backyard. Thanks in advance for any replies/insight!