OK, it's time to switch, and I need your help. I've been with Verizon for TV/Internet/Phone for years. It's been OK. But the bill is too high ($165/month!) for one phone line, slowest internet speed, four TV boxes including whole house DVR. Then Verizon dropped the Tennis Channel smack dab in the middle of the US Open, which is unforgivable, and they still don't have Tennis Channel. I can go to Direct TV or Comcast. If I went with Direct TV, my phone and internet would remain with Verizon, which is nice because then I can keep my email addresses. But Direct TV requires a two-year contract, and I am not a fan of those things. The big problem is Direct TV will come to my house and put a pole in my back yard with a dish on it -- which I really don't think I will like. If I can see it, I will be unhappy. If the neighbors can see it, they will be unhappy. This is not a neighborhood where folks put satellite dishes in their yards -- I cannot even think of when I last saw a satellite dish. If I install a dish with a 2-year contract and the neighbors complain, then what? Or I can go with Comcast. They enraged me a few years back, so I yanked my business vowing never to return. I do not like the idea of crawling back to them now. They have no 2-year contract, but they do have an installation charge of $70, which is annoying. Can anyone opine? How bad is the dish-in-the-back-yard thing?