Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Thanks for this, very good advice here. And thanks to everyone else who responded. I think I'm going to make the switch if I can call up and get something better than what is advertised on DirecTV's website.
Make sure you can get Direct TV (living in NYC). When I lived in Chicago, I was always blocked by another building. It was frustrating. One apartment assured me that I had access when I rented, then when the Direct TV people came to install it I didn't.