Jack and I are going to have our hands full fixing this place up. Of course I might not see much of my girlfriend until I get it ready. She saw it the other day before we got started and told me not to invite her over there until it was ready. It did come with a new satellite dish out in the yard, it was hidden under a fake rock and we did not realize it was there at first. We saw the cable while we were messing with something. I went to http://www.cable-tv.com/regional-providers/ and found the rough price of a package. The least expensive direct tv package is around 20 bucks a month. That gets something like 130 channels and it is an introductory offer. So you need to look at the fine print and see what sort of deal you are really getting. We sort of had this plan to talk a friend of ours into doing something.
The thing is that you can use up to four receivers in one house, maybe more I am not sure. They just talk about the HD DVR being good for four rooms. At any rate it only costs a couple of dollars more for an extra receiver. We know this guy who lives alone and has a direct tv package. We think he must have one of the mid range deals from looking at it. At any rate he would not have to pay much more to get another receiver, he could tell them he was putting it in his bedroom or whatever. We were thinking that maybe we talk him in to a three way split on the super big package that they have. That is less than 90 dollars for 12 months, but obviously it goes up after that.Read more [...]