I am a pleased DirecTV customer. The same goes for Netflix. I pay for two Blu-Rays at a time and always have something good to watch. They have a quality website that is very easy to use. My favorite part is how easy it is to find movies I will like. A bonus is that on my new Sony TV I can stream a few extra good movies in lesser video quality at no extra charge. I used to enjoy renting movies from DirecTV until they made me finish watching them in 24 hours. I haven’t rented one since. Over the last couple of days, I thought I would review what DirecTV offers thinking maybe they have figured out something I would like during the time I’ve boycotted the PPV with the 24 hour rule. I found “My Cinema”, “Cinema”, “Cinema Plus”, “VOD”, “PPV”,” 1000”, “1100” and green check blocks. What a mess! Not only that, but the on screen offerings on my new 55 inch, brilliant quality, high definition, internet connected TV are shown in a fuzzy mess that looks like an old Atari. My DirecTV “menu” button brings a drop down that offers “Cinema Plus”. It leads to a screen titled “Cinema” (no plus). That lists in fuzzy font, lots of titles I don’t recognize that all have dollar signs. Some have green checks marks. Does that mean they are recommended to me by a DirecTV movie critic? Nope! Speaking of dollar signs, the ad I just saw somewhere says “6,000 free videos”. My remote does not lead me there! Those are hidden on channel 1000. The remote leads me to 1100 where the dollar signs are. When I found channel 1000 with all the free stuff I saw it is marked up with “VOD”. Thought I would try that after I watched the video instruction on another channel. Soon after the “VOD” started, my DW (dear wife) hollered from her office down the hall that there was something wrong with the internet. She was taking online required CPA tax training. I knew from the DirecTV training video there was a yellow pause button on the “Queue” page. Maybe, but not on my TV! I had to unplug the wire from the router to the DirecTV box to get DW back to work. Who is in charge of this stuff at DirecTV? What are they thinking? On their webpage they have a chart comparing how great this is compared to Netflix and Red Box. They must think of them as competition to devote that much space to it. Netflix and Red Box are hitting home runs with everyone that has a TV of any age and quality. I have lots of money invested in high quality television equipment. I like watching TV! I have an MBA and DW is a CPA. And, DirecTV can’t offer me anything I can even figure out, let alone want to pay extra for. How can I help DirecTV understand how bad this is? Am I missing something here? Do any of you use My Cinema, Cinema, Cinema Plus, VOD, PPV or green check blocks?