We've had cable television for as long as I can remember, but when we moved into our new home, we decided to give satellite a try. We hooked up DirecTV and so far are very pleased with the results. Our biggest concern going into it was whether it would hold up during rainstorms. It doesn't rain very often in South Carolina, but didn't want to have to worry every time clouds started rolling in. We've been through a couple of downpours and have only lost signal once for about two minutes. The picture quality has been crystal clear and the sounds are sharp as well. We have the DVR box which is one of the greatest inventions ever. The programming on the expansive menu is simple and very user-friendly. It's easy to find our favorite programs and set them to record for us to watch at a later time. We have simple package, but we still have a lot of channels to choose from with the option to add more at any time. DirecTV is an affordable and versatile option for our TV viewing needs. If you are considering switching from cable or hooking up for the first time, DirecTV is a great option that I would highly recommend.