reply to westdc
Re: [Satellite] A couple of questions for the folks here My friends just put up with the freezes as they usually last only a total of about 3 minutes per hour when storms are approaching. One of them just got a 55inch Vizio HDTV to replace an old 46 inch RCA RPTV. They used to try to watch DirecTV movies on that old thing from 10 feet away using boxed 4:3 ratio. They upgraded to DirecTV HD when they got the Vizio 5 months ago and say putting up with the few freezes is worth the great HD picture. The biggest freeze they had was for a few minutes about 2 months ago during the afternoon when some monster hail producing storm was forecast and came within 5 miles. The individual freezes usually last only a few seconds each time. The interesting thing is that the women in the homes who love that vampire stuff rarely have a problem watching or DVRing the HD version of what they want to watch. It usually only seems to hit when the guys want to watch something in HD.