I had DirecTV for about 10 years before switching to FIOS a couple years ago. The first six years or so, it was flawless, but it seemed that with the increase in HD channels the signal became incredibly fussy. I'd lose the HD channels with the lightest of rains. Even after many service visits to realign my dish, it would happen. So I cut the cord and haven't looked back. However, I've a friend nearby trying to decide between Comcast and DirecTV. I want to steer him toward DirecTV mainly due to my disdain for Comcast, but not if the signal in NJ is still as precarious as it was for me. So I'm looking for some New Jerseyans (especially in the NE/Central area) to chime in with their opinions. Has the signal improved since I cut bait a couple years back? Or is it still prone to frequent outages. Thanks much.