D* is the only way to go in s fla for 2 reasons 1. They should rename Florida from "The Sunshine State" To "The Construction State" Constant roads being torn up leave endless interuptions in cable. Unless you happen to live next door to the cable co. 2. storms that knock out cable systems due to downed lines and up rooted trees. Even after power is restored It can be weeks to get cable back. During hurricain wilma I never lost D*. My dish is super anchored and hurricains rarely cause rain fade. Besides even with rain fade it only lasts a few minutes. I may have lost 3 or 4 shows over the last 5 years due to rain fade, but I lost my cable days in a row because of construction fade. several neighbors came to my home after wilma to get their daily dose of tv.