A model 5000 receiver I still have setup for my parents lost most all channels today. They've been using it since well before locals were available via Dish in this area. It works, they're comfortable with it, I've been reluctant to make any changes. Looks like Dish has forced the issue though, it only receives a few channels now with "This is a subscription channel which has not been purchased" displayed on most. I called the 800# and was told they just went through and disabled a lot of receivers for similar reasons. Said they were switching to MPEG4 and this was an MPEG2 receiver and would no longer work. I've not been staying on top of current Dish news, are they indeed making a wholesale switch to MPEG4? So other receivers like my PVR508 will cease working at some point too then? I'm ready to make a total switch to HD which I'm sure is mostly if not entirely MPEG4. Just want to be sure I'll have to upgrade *all* my receivers or will any still work for the foreseeable future on secondary TVs or not. PS. Any words of wisdom on getting more for less? The CSR offered me a free upgrade to some low-end equipment in exchange for the 5000. I've been a (just shy of the everything package) subscriber for 10+ years.