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Free KaKu television in the sky?

My uncle gave me a DirecTV SlimLine dish with a three-LNB head (119, 110, 103/101/99). Can I point it at the sky somewhere to get free KaKu band TV channels? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Apr 13, 2013 - 2 answers

The supposed tech savvy daughter has failed.

My parents would like to get a Roku box so they can cancel their insanely expensive DishTV subscription. How do I do this? Can I get them these specific channels? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Feb 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me understand how DirecTV handles installations

Could you help me understand the structure and entities involved in DirecTV installation? This information I need pertains specifically to DirecTV, not to any other company. I'd like to know about the relationships between DirecTV and the companies and people who do the installations, and how the money flows between the various people and entities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I find cable TV?

I am interested in alternatives to traditional cable/satellite television. We only have one really bad cable provider in the area that I do not want to get cable from. Satellite TV is not what I want either for a variety of reasons. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon TV don't offer the shows I am interested in like Discovery Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, news channels, etc. Is there a way to stream this kind of programming from the internet? I am willing to pay for the service but I cannot find anywhere legitimate to get something like this from. Thanks
posted by qexcp on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

What's wrong with my DirecTv HD receiver?

One of my two HD direcTv receivers routinely loses its satellite signal and will spend countless hours 'searching for signal' while my other receiver works just fine. What's up? [more inside]
posted by calgirl13 on May 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Perfect HDTV picture: Buy now or wait?

I haven't owned a tv since 2004. Since then, I've been downloading my shows, at first at compressed HD quality, and then more recently 720p and 1080i/p. I don't want to watch broadcast TV that looks like YouTube, I want a beautiful picture. Should I wait until 2010 to get an HDTV and service? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Dec 28, 2007 - 19 answers

I want my HDTV

A/V Question: What do I need to run an HD satellite signal into my computer. [more inside]
posted by Zinger on Sep 1, 2007 - 6 answers

What would be my best source for HD Content and the best PVR to capture that content?

What would be my best source for HD content and the best PVR to capture that content? I just purchased a new HDTV. I have a Direct TV Tivo box that is only standard def. I figure as long as I have an HDTV though, I should try to get the most out of it. It seems my options are Direct TV with their HD PVR, a Direct TV HD receiver and an HD TiVo or MythTV set up, cable and one of their PVRs or cable and a Tivo or MythTV set up. [more inside]
posted by willnot on Apr 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Comcast vs. DirecTV in Seattle Eastside?

Comcast vs. DirecTV in Seattle Eastside? I'm moving soon and need advice on telephone, internet and television. [more inside]
posted by frogan on Apr 20, 2006 - 11 answers

XP Media Center & DirecTV DVR connection/set-up

Need help connecting my DirecTV DVR and my new laptop with Windows XP Media Center. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith on Apr 18, 2006 - 7 answers

Will I hate DirectTV less than Time Warner?

Having come to the end of my rope with Time-Warner's sucky customer service, we're looking at DirectTV. What advice, warning, cautions, or kudos would you give us before switching to this service. Two more specific (kinda stupid) questions are inside. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Mar 27, 2006 - 23 answers

FTA systems

Free to Air: I am seeking straight forward info on an FTA system... [more inside]
posted by BrodieShadeTree on Dec 7, 2005 - 7 answers

Will my apartment be "cable-ready"?

Does cable/satellite availability vary from building to building in New York City? [more inside]
posted by TPIRman on Jul 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Is there a Canadian company that will broker my DIRECTV account?

I am a Canadian resident who would like to subscribe to DIRECTV. This seems to be legal at the monent, and I have purchased a dish and receiver on eBay. Can anyone suggest a Canadian-based company that will broker my DIRECTV account? I understand that I will need to get a US address.
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2004 - 3 answers

Will satellite give me the same features as digital cable?

Digital satellite? Digital cable? [mi] [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Nov 30, 2004 - 25 answers

how is satellite tv in bad weather

Economic considerations make switching from cable to satellite look more and more appealing every day (as in same run of channels for about half the price). But there's a problem: I live in western NY, which has, shall we say, weather. Most of my acquaintances have cable and I haven't been able to run down any honest assessments of what it's like to have satellite TV in areas with significant quantities of white stuff. Can anyone out there share their experiences?
posted by thomas j wise on Jan 14, 2004 - 12 answers

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