As far as cable or satellite companies go, they all seem pretty much the same to me. You will find some people that will swear by one company over another but I feel like they are, for the most part, pretty equal until you have a problem. I have been with Dish Network for just over a year now and their service is fine. It gets a bit grainy or will go out occasionally if there is bad weather but overall, it's fine. I had to call the customer service today because my picture wouldn't show up at all and after getting past the initial really stupid questions, my service person was really nice and helpful. I thought for sure I was going to cancel after the first 5 stupid questions but after getting me calmed down and starting to ask the right questions I was quite pleased with how things were handled. As far as cable or satellite companies go, I'd recommend Dish at least equally as much as any other.