I have been disappointed with the news coming from DirecTV the past few months. I can't believe ESPNU HD was not added prior to college football season despite promises from DirecTV that we would be getting it. I have Premier and it pisses me off that I get fewer HD premiums than any other provider in my area. It seems that any advantage DirecTV gained in 2007 has been pissed away this past year as Dish seems to have caught up or surpassed DirecTV with their HD lineup and cable chipping away at DirecTV's lead. My parents just got a 60 inch Kuro plasma and Dish's Vip 722. I was pretty impressed with that DVR. Their channel lineup also had Travel Channel HD which I covet and they have a ton of premium HDs. I switched from cable almost a year and a half ago because DirecTV always seemed to be amongst the first to add new HD channels, they did not have the reputation of jacking rates frequently like cable, better sports packages, and good equipment. All of those reasons except for sports are no longer true really. I have 9 more months on my contract and would rather not switch but I would like for DirecTV to add some national HDs that most would consider to be valuable like Travel Channel HD and ESPNUHD. Raising prices on packages again and on PPVs now, especially in a tough economy, is not a good trend. I have not seen or heard of any improvement in customer service or installation since Liberty Media took over. I am disappointed that the PC tuner that they previewed at CES last year has been unceremoniously scrapped. Fundamental fixes STILL need to be made to the HR series. I just hope that DirecTV makes improvements this year. For the first time ever, I was jealous of my parent's Dish Network setup and that has never happened before.