you do relize that cable beats directv as far as the weather channel(dtv#362). directv weather channel is not nearly as good as cable. with cable you get real time local conditions flashing on the bottom of your screen. in case of dangerous conditions,such as hurricanre,tornadoe watches and warnings, sevear thunderstorms, you get a RED screen with all the important data in REAL time. now your going to say well what about wink?? well wink sucks and is totally lame and im not the only one that feels this way. wink is nothing more than text that is sent over dtvs very limited data stream, the same kind text you get on a wireless web cell phone,the components to wink were all downloaded via satelite over a year ago or installed at the place of manufacture.wink is nothing to rave about.it also almost always not in real time also,and hours out of date.the data is not even time stamped as it is on the REAL weather channel thats on cable.i once went to wink to get the local weather,i new the tempeture wasnt right,i went to the computer and there was a 10 degree difference in what wink gave and the national weather service was indicating on the internet. ok, wink sucks..just like directv. the only reason i stay a sub with dtv is because i like the way the eliptical dish looks on the house and i like to purchase my own hardware(recievers) and i dont like cable installers in the house(i do it myself), but i excpect more from a big provider like directv,as far as im concerned, directv sucks.