Well, I finally decided to go with direct. I currently have dish.They are coming out Monday morning to do the install.My oldest daughter, who lives at home is keeping her hopper and we are just getting a genie for the living room. I noticed from reading about the genie is that you can go back a few weeks and watch a show you missed? Is this true? for example i missed ncis from 3 weeks ago, can i go back and watch it? I may have just misunderstood what they were saying. Can anyone verify this and if so how does it work? Thanks. Looking forward to Monday!