Ive had ,y Dish for about 3 months now and Im fairly happy with it. I have one EXTREMELY aggravating problem though. we've had 2 what I would call mild to moderate thunderstorms. BOTH time we lost signal for extended periods of time. I keep hearing that satellite has the most reliable signal, but the fact is when I had cable we would get some signal degradation at times, but I think I can only remember one time we completely lost signal and I had it for over 4 years. I really hope this is only a fluke, otherwise I will be extremely disappointing if we loose our tv every time it storms, I already am a bit disappointing with what is happening at the moment.