I have DirecPath because I have to. I wasn't told before I signed my lease and was told by the local cable company that they cannot provide me service. So I'm forced to have this or nothing, like crappy government services. And just like crappy government services, they know you can't go anywhere else, and that they don't have to worry about quality of service. I'm on hold again, for the same problem I had 2 weeks ago, which is now the 4th time I've called in to complain about it. It sucks because I had DirecTV for a year a few years ago, and had NO problem with them at all directly. But DirecPath is a sleezy nasty money-grubbing slumlord middleman. They serve no purpose at all except to cause me greif. If their company didn't exist I would have a dish, that I could call DirecTV and have them walk me through fixing my own signal. But because I have DirecPath, I have no dish, and no self-support other than restarting the receiver, which never works. I have to call Tech Support, which I have been told by the guy that comes to fix my service is in the Phillipeans, talk to "Ted" who doesn't know English worth a crap, they have me restart my box, and ask me like 5 times if it's started back up yet. Nothing gets fixed, and the soonest they can have someone fix the crap THEY'RE causing is a week from now! OVER AND OVER!!! I've been here 6 months and they've been out to fix my crap at least 6-8 times. I've literally lost count. And the whole time I'm typing this review I'm sitting on hold, while my HD channels randomly freeze every minute or so. Same crap they've come out to fix the last 3 times.
So in conclusion, I would rather cut my wrists with a dull knife full of tetnis, than ever get DirecPath again.