It depends on what you purchase the product for. Does it stream 3500 channels? No, not really. It streams about 2000 but that, often, is more than enough 'if' this list consists of channels such as the major news channels (Fox), sports channels (Direct Sports), etc.
The problem, however, is that none of these seem to stream any major channel as you will find in our Satellite Direct review here. The list consists of channels that can mostly be found for free on the Internet. Only DTH or Cable lines will be able to stream actual channels to your home. That, of course, costs a little bit every month.
Another problem that I can see is that it uses your Internet connection. This means that you can't watch HD streams, or anything in good quality unless you have a very good Internet connection. Bandwidth limits are yet another concern. One way or the other, you end up paying a monthly fee.
To be fair though, the product isn't bad. It is about your expectations. It isn't something you can classify as a bad product to be honest. That is unless you expect it replace your cable lines.
The product, in itself, does what it says on the tin. The problem, perhaps, is the hype surrounding the number of channels, the quality, the price, etc. It becomes difficult to wade through a plethora of reviews to find an objective, unbiased review of the product that tells you what it is.
Don't believe every word you read. Look around and find some forums where you can get an objective view of things. There are several respected review sites too (for example, CNet, etc) where you may find a Satellite Direct review. It would be even better if you could get someone who has good knowledge of how the product works, what it consists of, etc to guide you.
Do not cut corners or fall for the tall claims. Try and find out the "details" of the company that produces and promotes these products. Check their website for their phone numbers and/or addresses and then give them a call. Experience will build up with research and it'll help you in the future.
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