It was 1994 and I had moved into another home and learned that cable TV line had not been installed to my house. When cable company told me they would have to dig up my yard to put line in I wasn't pleased with idea or price they quoted me to do it.
Satellite TV was still in its infancy stage with big monster dishes. While I was browsing in a local electronics store one day I saw a guy giving a demonstration about new DIRECTVŠ 18 inch digital satellite TV dish.
Needless to say I was very impressed and purchased satellite TV system on spot. I knew it would save me from digging up my yard and I could actually get more channels than I got with cable.
After tech guy hooked it up and left I was like a kid with a new toy. I couldn't believe how it transformed picture and sound quality on my television. It was like a completely different TV.
DIRECTVŠ channels are 100% digital-quality picture and sound, including local network channels. If you haven't experienced quality like that before you are in for a real treat.
Cable TV tries to compete with digital satellite TV technology by offering digital cable. But if you compare both picture and sound quality, DIRECTVŠ super clear picture and crystal clear sound wins hands down any day.
But that was only beginning of many things I discovered. I didn't need a TV guide anymore because on screen programming guide tells me what shows are on, who's starring in show and what it's about.
I have an incredible variety of over 200 channels of every kind of programming I could think of and some I never dreamed of.
Then, I checked out pay per view movie service with up to 55 different choices of movies and special events a day that I could easily order with my remote.
Does anyone like sports? What are you kidding? DIRECTV offers sports packages that will put a smile on any sports fans face. How about NFL Sunday Ticket, NBA League Pass, MLB Extra Innings, NHL Center Ice, ESPN Game Plan and ESPN Full Court. That doesn't even include regional sports networks I now have access to.
If you are a music lover, DIRECTVŠ offers 31 different audio-only channels that range from choices like Soft Rock, Jazz and Country to Hit List, Easy Listening and a lot more.