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On Wednesday 28 May 2003 07:14 pm, Charles McLaughlin wrote:
> I'm moving into a new apartment complex that is wired for DirectTV.
> Regular cable TV isn't an option, because the apartment complex has an
> exclusive contract with the satellite TV provider.  I'm new to satellite
> TV and would appreciate hearing from some local folks who can advice me on
> my purchase.
>
> As I mentioned, my new apartment will have DirectTV available.  I'm
> looking at a DirectTV package that costs around $40 and includes local
> channels.  I've also found that Dish Network has a package for around $30
> that includes local channels.  Dish Network would require me to put a
> satellite dish on my patio, but I don't mind that.
>
> Does anyone recommend DirectTV over Dish Network, or vice versa?
>
> Maybe this will be Linux related if I opt for a Tivo and tie it into my
> network ;-)

I don't know how I was able to stand TV without my TiVo. The directtv tivo 
units are nice, too, as they have dual tuners. If you want to do any hacking 
besides storage upgrades (video extraction, CallerID, Tivoweb) you'll want a 
Series 1 unit.

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