About 20 years ago we bought a piece of property for a new home in the foothills ease of Fresno,Ca. Put our old tired motorome on it and proceeded to build. As soon as we got power I brought a TV in and cranked up the OTA antenna. NADA! Hmmm, No signal. Wend downtown and bought a Sony D* receiver with antenna. Clamped the dish on the front bumper, read the instructions and installed it. HEY! TV! Finished the house and mounted the dish and have been watching it now for about 20 years. About a month ago I was surfing through what was on and didn't want to be preached at or buy some junk or watch another news program. I decided that night that maybe it was time to join the 21 century. Well, we get snail-mail spam of really good offers almost every other day about Satellite TV offers that were beginning to sound good. Started to Google to get a bit knowledgeable and ran into this forum. LOTS of good info, but still confused (not as much as a month ago, but confused). Here is what I THINK I would like. HD on the 50" Sony in the family room, HD on the 32" Samsung in the BR, SD in the wife's 'office'. and SD in the guest BR. Probably a DVR in the Family room. The BR would be a separate receiver that could be removed and placed in the RV when we travel. So I sent and email to D* and after paying monthly for 20 years, they only wanted to sell me something with little discount. So I will probably move to E*. Looks like the Hopper setup is really neat, but it would eliminate being able to put another receiver in the BR to also us in the RV. Read many posts about problems with CSRs, misunderstandings and what sounds sometimes like fraud. (I also understand that most folks have never read their contract, just signed it. I went into the showroom of a local dealer and got really good treatment. I will be giving him my business. One big factor is the Winegard crank-up antenna on the RV. I understand the limitations of 1 LNB and am prepared to re-aim when wife wants a show on a different Bird! What I don't know is if it will work with E*. Winegard says it will work with Dish, DTV and somebody I never heard of. I just about refuse to change it and don't want any part of the Tailgater as I don't want to tote around any more stuff that I do now. Also theft could be a factor, especially when not in a formal RV park. My internet access is not suitable for anything related with video and I am limited to 5GB with Verizon. No DSL, Comcast, and hills that can bring my downloads to 12kb. KB! not mb. Even the landline is marginal and many times dial up won't even connect. (the price you pay to live where you want) Sooo, what do you recommend? The dealer showed me an impressive receiver with DVR (not sure of model) that probably can do more that I need and a 211K for the BR and camper, but he didn't know about using it with the Winegard. Looks like the 250 channel package is what we want. Also, what is the problem with a DVR in an RV? I understand hard drives quite well, and have had no problems carrying 2 laptops when we travel. When a drive is not running, the heads are parked and can withstand quite a bit of vibration. I spent 37 years working in IT and aside from manufacturing problems drives have been quit reliable.