It is with great sadness that I have to be saying goodbye to DirecTV for a while. I've had service with them for 12 years and after hitting some hard times not too long ago, moved back in with *gasp* my parents. Who, I might add, were more than happy to have me bring over my D* subscription so they could finally upgrade to the world of HDTV. I was happy to no longer have to be paying for it, they were happy because the PQ and choice were really good. Win-win. Well, my father finally retired and bought a house down in coastal Alabama. It's pretty nice and I've tagged along since the job prospects here are a lot better than just about anywhere in Mississippi. Unfortunately, the only house he found suitable is on a lightly wooded lot, surrounded by dense woods. Which block the view of the satellites. He's obviously not willing to fell any trees on his slice of paradise and I can't fault him for that — it's really a nice piece of land. A good, competent tech came out a few days ago and did a lot of bird dogging only to come to the same conclusion I did: there's nowhere, not even on the roof, where we'd be able to see the 101° sat. So with that, my tenure with DirecTV is at an end. I say "for now", though, because I think once my father finds out how bad the local municipal-run cable is, he make reconsider a tree trimming or two. I already did the math and he'll be paying exactly the same as we did with DirecTV — $91/mo. — for nearly half the SD and ¼ the HD channels. But he seems adamant in not mounting a dish on the roof or doing any tree work. I just want to thank all of you who have been so helpful and entertaining over the years; if not for this site I may have dumped D* a long time ago over simple problems that the customer no-service people would not have been able to fix. So, kudos to you. :goodjob: Losing a lot of great high def programming and a nice big DVR is at least tempered by being in a town where there's a lot to do, good restaurants, lots of interesting people and most importantly, good job prospects.