Everyday Does of Reality
Years back we had Dish and got rid of it. The reason was pretty simple. We lived in Northern Maine, at the bottom of a mountain and the reception was horrid. Half of the time there was no reception. So, it did not take us long to figure out for the $180 per month (at the time) we were better off without. Three years without TV, I’m sure most kids would have died. Our children didn’t really mind it. We an outdoor family anyway and any TV time is normally a movie. For news around the world, the internet can provide a great deal.
Times have changed. Years later, now that we are settled in Northern Minnesota, the kids are a bit older and would like to watch a little TV at night before they go to sleep, we signed up for Direct TV. It has a HUGE cost to it and for the past 2 years we have dealt with it. I go to great lengths to save money on a lot of things and this Direct TV thing has been bugging me for a while now. The only other thing to service our area is Dish Network. Macgyver gave them a call last week. Did you know, for the full package the difference between Direct & Dish is an average savings (once the promo’s are over) is $70 bucks a month? To me, that is a lot of money. Money I wouldn’t mind having to put toward something else. Sure Direct TV is very easy to use, but 70 bucks a month more. So we now have Dish Network, with the Hopper. I love saying that with a Boston accent and our son & I can go back and forth for an hour saying “Da Hoppah”. Sure it is a little more intense at first, but anything new has a learning curve. Hell I have manuals to help me out. In fact the remote has 3 pamphlets explaining it. The things you can do with Dish far exceeds Direct TV and to save 70 bucks a month. So, for our neck of the woods, Dish Network is the way to go. I suggest you all have a look and maybe you can save some change too.