- Jul 28, 2005
After being a Directv customer for 8 years I am switching to Dish Network. I have no ill will towards D*, I am just tired of waiting for a better selection of HD. Within the next 40 days or so, E* will be adding Starz HD, Home and Garden HD and Food Network HD. I beleive they will have around 30 channels of HD at that time. I currently have 3 Directv HR10-250's (HD-Tivo's), so I will be aquiring 3 of E*'s VIP622's. The 622 looks like quite a nice machine. I have had no complaints with the HR10-250, other then the deadfully slow channel guide. I have also heard from a majority of sources that the picture quality on E* is hands down better then D*, especially on a large display (I have a 110" projector/screen setup), so that is another factor for me. Finally, I live in Colorado and E* is headquartered here, so I figured I would support the home towne team. Once I am installed, which is still 10 or so days away, I will definately report back with a picture quality report between D* and E* and it will be unbiased.