I am currently research swicthing to Direct TV from Dish Network. Overall I have been pleased with Dish Network service but my problem is a line of sight issue. I have a tremendous amount of very tall trees to the South of my house that can not be trimmed. I have no issues receiving signals from 110 and 119 which the majority of dish network channels are on. The problem is that I only can receive signal from 129 for about half of the year. When the trees have no leaves I can receive the signal but as soon as the leave come back I lose it. The major problem is that the 129 satellite is where Dish has all of the HD channels including the locals. So I am forced to watch all of my DVR shows on standard def because I don't want to risk losing the recording due to a bad signal. My questions is, If I where to switch to Direct TV due you think I would still have this issue? What satellites does Direct TV use? I figure that the main reason I lose 129 is because it is so low in the sky. If it matters, my zip code is 61342. Any help would be appreciated!