Here's some basic background. I'm switching over from E* after almost 8 years of service. E* has treated us right and we've enjoyed being a customer. We've never really considered switching providers until we purchased new HDTVs for our home over Black Friday weekend. Due to our growing family needs we decided to get a whole home DVR system and HDTV available in all rooms. E* has the Hopper and they made us a very reasonable offer to upgrade but couldn't really help us out on the programming. We have Uverse internet service but I'm not impressed with their TV services. To make a long story short, we looked into D* and the Genie/C31 setup seemed perfect for our needs. I ordered it on Tuesday and the install is Friday (tomorrow). We're getting the Genie, four C31 clients and the D* CCK. We're scheduled from 12-4 and I'm very nervous about the install tomorrow. Mainly, I'm concerned about getting a bad or sub-par installer. I'm also concerned about an installer showing up, no-show or cancel, since I'm taking off of work for the install. I've had E* out about 5 times over the years for different things and 2 techs (initial installer and the tech who installed a new dish for HD were great). Two of the other three were OK and the third was very young and was so-so but not bad. Is there anything I can look at to see if the installer is rushing the job too much or cutting corners? Are the installers for D* usually accommodating? One of the E* installer actually tucked the wire underneath part of the soffit (very easy to do) instead of nailing it up there. I think the D* dish will probably go on the other side of the house and would like for the installer to do the same thing. Also, I have RG59 feeding the non-primary TVs. RG6 feeds the main TV area where the Genie will go. Is this a problem? I've read that using RG59 for the C31's is acceptable then I read that an installer can baulk at it. What is the official policy on this? I'd love to replace the RG59 but I know that the E* installers didn't want to mess with it. I don't blame them, since I live on a slab brick house and most of the cables are on the outside wall. Finally, we are going to try and connect the CCK through coax in the study where a TV and our router is located at. Will the CCK work over RG59? We requested that the installer bring a wireless CCK too but we'll see how that goes. Any other advice, etc. for us? Thanks!