So made the switch after many 12 years of cable service. This is just a quick review of what I think of the service after 3 days. What I like: DVR is smarter than cable system DVR. If you have three recordings set at the same time, the DVR will record the third show at a later time if possible. With the cable DVR, you were at a loss or had to manually find the program to record at a later time. Easy to setup DVR Recordings: I can do it without having to go through 3 menus like the cable DVR. Plus I can use my iPhone or computer to schedule recordings. Able to use PC to watch DVR recordings. QuickTune: Great since I don't know the channel numbers yet. Just wish all the receivers had this option. TV Apps: Great to be able to check weather, scores and other info from my TV. Again, wish all receivers had this option. Double Play feature is nice, but seems just like a glorified last/previous button. Guide search features are easier to use and faster than cable receiver. HD picture seems more crisp and clearer. I am guessing this would be due to how much cable providers compress their HD signal compared to DirecTV. What I dislike: OnDemand: Cable OnDemand is that, instant viewing. DirecTV you have to download the content then, watch. Not the best when you have a young kid who wants to watch SpongeBob right then. Plus you have to have a DVR to do OnDemand. Guide is switched to show only channels I receive, but still shows channels I do not subscribe or am not able to receive. I know I can edit channel lists, but why have the "Only show my channels" list if it's not correct? Menu settings are not user friendly to find. Took a search on here to find where my future schedule recordings were listed. CSR didn't let me know I could receive 3 months free of the HD extra package. I found this on my own. No clock on the front of the receivers. Might seem strange, but when you are use to having this and depend on these as your clocks, this is a great loss. -------------------------------------------- So far I am happy with the switch. The dislikes are lil' things, nothing major so far. I hope it stays this way for a long time.