I know this has never been done before but I have been away from TV services for a while now and am looking at coming back. Have had both dish and directv in the past but has been years. I am looking for a basic hd package and adding hbo to it (at120 for dish and choice for directv). From my research it looks like dish is quite a bit cheaper than directv (esp after the contract pricing) with similar equipment whole home dvr and 2 extra tv's. But for the savings it seems the lineup is more spotty (missing espnu hd, amc, etc). You would assume that would eventually come back but there is no telling. Also kinda like the idea of the primetime anytime service but no telling how long that would last either. I am also interested in the remote access apps for each platform and being able to stream when away from my home. It seems they are roughly on par but do things in different ways although dish seems to be a bit ahead currently. Anybody had both recently and can give some preferences on both with the current crop of technology.