Unfortunately I lost my job on January 1st. Now we are in the "save as much money as possible" mode. We can live without satellite, but this is really our only form on entertainment since we are homebodies. Currently I have DirecTV. I have no issues with them other than my bill. When I called to see if they could offer me any solutions, they tried, but couldn't offer me much in monthly savings. So I am now looking at moving over to Dish Network. Besides a monthly saving for the first year of $50 a month, I get get the Hopper/Joey set up. I have done some research so I am not totally clueless, but one question I do have is: Is the UI fast or is it sluggish like my DirecTV HR-24? Also, is the switch as dramatic as I am thinking or is it pretty painless?