Thanks. I don't think I want to go with c band as it needs big dish. I think I am okay with channels that play movie with commercials. Right now I am with Rogers and that's what I get. Some more questions:If you go c/ku you can pull in over 600 channels never counted but many channels are up there that are English , along with many raw feeds, nets, sports stuff like that, you will not get hbo and those type channels free but there are channels that play movies with commercials. You can look at lyngsat for many listings, programming you find on your own should be kept to yourself. Have fun.
1. Dish: I want to get HD if possible. What kind of dish (ku band) do I need? should I get the regular/round one (33" or 36") or the eclipse (18 x 24)?
2. Receiver: I am thinking of getting Viewsat Max HD. Is this good enough?
3. On other post, you mentioned "A good pc with satellite pci card is another option for even more HD". What do you mean by this? Are you suggesting that rather than getting a reciever, it'd be better to get a pc with satellite card? Does PCI satellite card have more capability to get HD channels?
4. Is it true that you need to clean the snow on the dish? I saw quite many people putting the dish on the roof or chimney. If the dish needs to be cleaned, I need to find a good/reachable location.