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dougW

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Anyone have satellite service installed? Anyone have 2 way satellite? DirecDuo?

If you have DirecDuo, does it have a LAN connection on it, so you can connect through a router???

Please tell me your company that has your system, and your satisfaction level. Fast, please, as I may need to make a decision on DirecPC by tomorrow to save 75.00 on the up front purchase.

I just don't want to buy into this for a year unless I know it's worth a "crap". This will be 1 way satellite with 56K uploads.

I have no DSL option, and Cable is no longer an option for 3-6 months at least until the cable network is upgraded. Comcast/Excite problem got me. Excite is closing, and they handled Comcast's hybrid modem service. With Comcast's new network, there is no hybrid, only 2 way cable.

thanks,

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Gregg Loewen

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Hi Doug!
I have Starband which is affiliated with Dishnetwork and like it much better than the Directpc which I used to have. I switched as soon as Starband offered 2 way connections.
Gaming sucks, but for general surfing and down loading, Starband works very nicely. (Though not near as nice as my office's T1 lines :) )
Gregg
 

dougW

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Wow, now that's fast service! Thanks Gregg, I am reading about Starband now. Looks promising! Will post my comments later on...

Thanks!

Doug
 

dougW

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It does look good Gregg, but that price tag, ouch. 549.00 one time fee, surcharges if you don't get the dish network TV programming, ouch, ouch. I do realize you could do away with the 2nd phone line with it, but it does have a heavy price tag. Especially considering in 3-6 months Cable may be available for my area.

What were the pitfalls of the DirecPC Gregg? Anybody else with comments?

Doug
 

dougW

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Philip, thanks for the link. As a result, I discovered there is a new satellite alternative, DirecWAY. 2 way satellite in conjunction with DirecTV, so one dish can do it all with Directv and DirecWAY.

Still investigating!

Doug
 

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