I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. They paint a rosy picture, but once they came to install the satellite TV, you find out what they didn’t tell you while making their pitch.
They tell you about 1080p movies-on-demand but what they leave out is that the movies in the 1080p format are such a huge chunk of data which is too much bandwidth to run from the satellite, to your dish, and then to your TV.
You have to buy a wireless router to hook up to your modem and a wireless receiver to hook up to your DVR so you can download movie from the internet, to be blasted from your wireless router, to the wireless receiver, and then to your DVR. A decent wireless router and wireless receiver will run you about $160….but, hey, if you have a HD TV with 1080p, you can watch Blu ray quality movies without buying a Blu ray player.
Now if we just had an internet connection to download those 1080p movies. AT&T has screwed up and we won’t be online for another three or four days. Of course we’ll have a new email address that will look something like this: firstname.lastname@example.org