My wife and I are ready to switch from our local cable company (Insight) to DirecTV, Choice Extra. We are both huge sports fans, so this will be a massive upgrade for us. We are used to having ESPN and ESPN 2. The U, News, and even 3D (one day) will be great. It is a crying shame that ESPN Classic is only on the fully upgraded package.... but I will live
I really want the HR24. I am coming from a dedicated HTPC, core i7, so I would prefer to have the best UI experience possible. After reading a few threads here, I see that there is no sure way to get the HR24 on install. My question is this... We are interested in Whole Home DVR (I believe it is called MRV here). If we add that to our order, will that guarantee a HR24? I am not completely sure if the older boxes can do MRV or not. Also, we only have coax in each room... not Cat5. Will we have to run Cat5 to each room to take advantage of MRV? Is there a WiFi option? Also, we do not have home phone service at all... we run around with just cell phones. Will this present a problem for DTV service?
We are interested in the Sunday Ticket. Her home team (Packers) are out of market. The only thing holding us back is the price. After reading the many pages on this forum, I see that there is the "CSR Roulette" that may score us a discount. Being a new customer, coming from cable, are my chances greater on getting a few bucks knocked off? If not, there is always buffalo wild wings
Now, the dish itself. My HOA specifically calls out "No roof mounted dish or antenna". That sucks. They also say no fences, dog houses, different paint, tool sheds.... but that is a different story for a different forum I assume this means I have to install it to the side of the house or on a tripod? Also, is there a "best/newest" dish that I recommend they bring with them? We are not interested in international, if that helps.
I'm sure the wife will txt with more questions, but thank you in advance for your help. We are looking forward to HD that isn't QAM
Edited by snappjay, 01 August 2010 - 10:39 AM.