I had subscribed to two different OTA subscription companies that both went out of business. I really didn't like cable. So, in Oct. 1996, I marched myself down to Circuit City (you remember them, right), bought one of those "fancy" RCA receivers, installed the dish myself, and signed up for service. BUT, I couldn't get a real picture with the dish, just a 100% signal. After a long discussion with a CSR, we determined that I was pointing at someone else's satellite in the general vicinity of Direct's sat. After that it was all good!