Okay, I'm sure I'm breaking a few rules for asking questions that are likely answered throughout the many threads in this forum. My 722 has been acting up occasionally with signal loss, seems a bit slower and has an SD GUI. I think its probably time to upgrade, but I recall not liking my options the last time I investigated this when the Hopper was first announced. My viewing habits have changed and I honestly don't recall all of my previous research. I'm hoping someone can be kind enough to provide explicit answers for the following: Current Setup: I only have one receiver in the living room, for which an HDMI splitter is feeding the master bedroom (50' HDMI run) about 35' away. I've removed the remote control antenna from the back of the DVR and did a coax run to the master bedroom to get the remote antenna much closer and works great. I also have an OTA antenna in the attic attached to the DVR for additional recording options. Plus, an extended hard drive hookup. I understand this may not work for some, but my wife and I are never watching different shows in the different rooms, so sharing the same signal has never been a problem. So, can this work seamlessly with a Hopper? These are the questions I'm still unsure of: 1. Sounds like I'm losing the ability to extend the remote control functionality to the master bedroom, as it doesn't seem the same as the 722. Before I extended the coax for the 722 control, it was very hit and miss to get the remote control to work. If this option is indeed gone, does the Hopper have better range for me to use a remote from the master bedroom (35' away from the living room)? Is there any way to extend the signal strength (like I did for the 722)? 2. Is the OTA antenna an option anymore? 3. Will the extended hard drive still work on the Hopper? Will I lose all my content while doing this? 4. Is the response time better, same, worse when switching channels or browsing the guide? My brother-in-law has DTV (not sure which DVR), though it has a much nicer HD GUI than mine, it is very slow. Also, you cannot select a guide (easily) to view "HD Channels" only like the 722 can do. Is this still available? 5. Can a Universal Remote (URC MX-350) be used for the Hopper? If only one remote comes with the Hopper, the intent would be to use that one in the master bedroom and the URC in the living room. 6. My summarized bill is $70 (America's top 200) + $7 (DVR service) + $0 (HD free w/ auto-pay) + tax. Sounds like my bill would only go up $5 since it's $12 monthly DVR fee. Am I missing something, if all else stays the same? Also, I've been out of contract since 2010. What can I expect in equipment costs to upgrade to the Hopper? Since I'm out of contract, any chance I got a little wiggle room for negotiations on upgrading costs? I would appreciate hearing any cons from others that loved their 722. Thank you in advance!!