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Apparently, I am buying a house and moving. I am doubtful, yet hopeful, that there will be LOS for D* at the new location. My question is, what if there isn't? AT&T offers Uverse at the new address, and, indeed, that is who I intend to use as an ISP. Would they just let me switch without penalty? If I decided I didn't want Uverse, would they let me out of the contract with or without a penalty?

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Anecdotally a no LOS issue will release you from a contract.
 

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They WILL roll you over to Uverse TV if you want at that point.
And vice versa, they prefer you to be on D* though.

Yeah, and I would prefer D*, but Uverse would be my second choice around here, and they are still installing plenty of it as they roll out fiber from what people are saying.
 

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That's odd since Directv supplies all of them.

Yeah, I thought they would be available, but apparently not. I have the Dishpointer AR app on my phone. I expect to be able to go over there this weekend, so maybe I can get an idea whether LOS will be an issue.
 

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I just realized there is no $25 discount for Uverse with the wireless Unlimited Plus plan. I am going to have to try really hard to see if I can find a place that isn't on the peak of the brand-new roof that could get signal.

**EDIT** It apparently is available, but they don't advertise it the way they do for Directv.
 
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Update: I have confirmed there is LOS for Dish, but probably not for DirecTV. I am on the fence about what to do. I could probably get some limbs removed from a tree and have LOS for D*, or I could get U-Verse and lose some functionality and pay more, or I could just get Dish and have what I want without limb removal but pay even more.

If I decide it is worth it to cut down the limbs to keep DirecTV, then I would also need to adjust my setup a tad. Right now, I have my HR54 in the family room, and that TV is also visible from the kitchen thanks to the open floor plan. In the new house, there is a wall that is in the way of that working, so I am going to need a TV in the kitchen to keep my wife happy. That means another STB from D*. My preference would be to get an HR24 (or maybe an H25) for the bedroom and move the C61K into the kitchen, but I am concerned D* is going to want a lot of money for that. If I am going to pay to get tree limbs removed and pay to add another DVR or receiver, am I really going to save any money vs. paying an ETF (if they require it) and getting U-verse or Dish?

I'm going to do a 2-year projection to see what is the better option in the long run, but I fear it will just be a wash no matter which one I choose.
 

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Update: I have confirmed there is LOS for Dish, but probably not for DirecTV. I am on the fence about what to do. I could probably get some limbs removed from a tree and have LOS for D*, or I could get U-Verse and lose some functionality and pay more, or I could just get Dish and have what I want without limb removal but pay even more.

If I decide it is worth it to cut down the limbs to keep DirecTV, then I would also need to adjust my setup a tad. Right now, I have my HR54 in the family room, and that TV is also visible from the kitchen thanks to the open floor plan. In the new house, there is a wall that is in the way of that working, so I am going to need a TV in the kitchen to keep my wife happy. That means another STB from D*. My preference would be to get an HR24 (or maybe an H25) for the bedroom and move the C61K into the kitchen, but I am concerned D* is going to want a lot of money for that. If I am going to pay to get tree limbs removed and pay to add another DVR or receiver, am I really going to save any money vs. paying an ETF (if they require it) and getting U-verse or Dish?

I'm going to do a 2-year projection to see what is the better option in the long run, but I fear it will just be a wash no matter which one I choose.
How are you able to get DISH los but not D* ?
 
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