I was getting ready to leave DISH TV today and go to Direct TV. I had already signed up and scheduled the installation. In the nick of time, I realized I might still have time left on my contract with Dish, and called them. Sure enough, if I leave them before February, I pay a penalty. So I called Direct TV and they cancelled my order.
The one thing I was really excited about was streaming video. I watch Dog Whisperer on my computer, and it would be great if I could watch it on my television instead; Cliff could even watch it with me.
When I called Dish, the lady said they will have a receiver that allows streaming video in a few weeks. Unfortunately, the cost will likely be more than I want to pay; it was going to be free when I signed with Direct TV.
Dish did give me HBO and Showtime free for three months, so I got something out of the deal.
I'd love for my readers to participate in my latest poll, up there on my sidebar. Cable out here in the country is pretty bad, so that isn't a viable option for me. We do get good antenna reception, and one day when streaming video is easier to obtain, we might even go back to using an antenna. When Cliff finally retires, we'll be using an antenna for sure. We'll be cutting back on a lot of things at that point.
By the way, did you notice I finally took the snowy picture off the header of my blog? The picture on there now may not be beautiful, but it's what I see when I step out my back door. And I was really sick of looking at the snow.