We've had DirecTV for a few years now and have been pretty happy. The signal only gets messed up about twice a year and it's not for very long. If the Technician has the dish installed in the correct place, you shouldn't have any problems. That technology has come a long way.
WARNING: At one point, I was going to switch to the Dish. What a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They quoted me 1 price on the phone, but when the Technician got here, they quoted me a higher price. I told him I didn't want their product and I refused to sign any agreement. He took all of their equipment down, packed it up into his truck. Because I had to give them my banking account number on the phone when I set up the appointment for the Technician to come out, they banged my debit card for a few hundred dollars. I called to dispute it stating that I didn't have any of their equipment and I refused their service. So, what did they do? They charged me a few more hundred dollars. I called and emailed multiple times to fight this. I had to call the bank and get them to fight it for me and put a stop charge on Dish Network so they couldn't keep charging me. I ultimately had to change my debit card number.
Once I called and went through the entire explanation with the lady on the phone (AGAIN). I explained what happened. So, she called the Technician (who was from a 3rd party outsourced company) and he admitted that he put the equipment in his truck and he still needed to return it. She apparently recorded this in the notes section. However, I continued having to fight this battle over and over. They sent me to collections. I had people from DIsh and from collections calling me. It was ridiculous and went on for a period of months.
I finally went through the BBB's dispute resolution group. In the end, their Customer Service department issued me a letter stating that they are "crediting" my account for the amount due. It did not state that they were in error and they realized that I didn't have their equipment, nor was there a signed agreement. I called and asked them to re-write the letter becasue I didn't want this to affect my credit. She said she had no way of knowing whether I had the equipment or not. I told her to go back and look through the notes section of my account and read about it. She finally said she was re-write the letter and mail it out to me. Well, she never did. I finally got all the money put back into my account, thanks to my bank Wachovia.
DISH continued calling me once a week to try to get me to "renew my service". It was like beating a dead horse to tell them that I never had service. The calls kept coming.
It took me a year to get rid of them. DON'T buy Dish Network. I starting researching about them online. There are thousands of people who had the same problem as I did.
I vote Yes for DirecTV.
Good luck in your decision.