re Direct TVI started out in Coolidge, Arizona with nothing but regular broadcast TV, which truly sucked. Then, Channel 15, in Phoenix offered what they called On TV. At six o'clock in the evening, channel 15's signal was scrambled, and oyu had to have the box to unscramble it. It waan't perfect, but it was better than the 4 stations we had then. In time, On expanded until it replaced channel 15, and gave us a number of choices, including a few that cost extra to access, such as Playboy channel.
Eventually, we got American Cable which offered a huge improvement in the available programmming. We left the are for a few years, and when we came back, we set up in an are in the country south of Coolidge. We tried to get cable, but both Cox and American stated they had no plans to cable our area, as there were not enough people her to make it pay, and a number of the people had the old huge dishes.
We finally signed up with Dish TV, and it was not really bad, but the price kept increasing, while the quality of the service got worse. We finally signed up with Direct TV, and get a much better signal, better service, the rates don't go up as fast as cable or Dish, in all a great deal. We got the DVR service for it, and that really helps, like this past season, when they ran so much good stuff on the same nights. I mainly watch the Food Network, the educational channels, and a few movies, so we are talking about cancelling the movie channels and signing up with Netflix.