I'm considering switching from Dish to D* and would need 4 HD DVRs and 2 SD DVRs. I'm also strongly considering the MRV option. My question relates to getting the exact models I'd want, since any order through D* directly, according to my understanding, doesn't give you the ability to order a specific model. From what I've read, I'd want HR24s for the HD DVRs and R22s (no longer offered) for the SD DVRs. I'm only saying that on the R22 since it actually can participate in the MRV system. I had thought that since I couldn't order a specific model from D*, I'd get them from Best Buy. Now I'm finding out that Best Buy no longer carries the receivers. So my first question is, how do I obtain HR24s? What about R22s? Is there a place to do that any more? If not, what model of SD DVR would be recommended? Now I'm also finding out that if I want to get the free HD DVR from D* when I place my order, I'll have no control over what that is, which I understand. I can easily accept 1 of my 4 HD DVRs being a non HR24. But complicating things, if I purchase 5 DVRs outside of D*, the order would only call for installation of the 1 ordered through them. Telling the installer that, "Here, I've got 5 more to install", won't work. The installer will only do what's on the work order from D*. I could order all 6 receivers D* offers for free, which is 1 HD DVR, 1 HD non-DVR, and 4 standard receivers (as well as buying 5 on my own), and could try telling the installer to not install the 5 I don't want from D* but the other 5 I bought, but they may or may not do that. I could let them install the 5 I don't want, then tell D* after the fact to replace the 5 active ones with new ones I bought, but that might cost me a $49 installation charge. What's the best route to go here? Just looking for some experienced D* advice.