I have been a DirecTV customer, and I live most of the time in Asia these days. My friends who have been keeping the Slingbox and DVR in California are switching over to Dish Network in the next couple weeks. I will be joining them on their account and will have at least one DVR. I have been watching TV content a couple ways with the DirecTV: Over the internet using the Slingplayer- this is fine but it's hard to get adequate international bandwidth at certain peak times over here By saving MPG files to an external hard drive (preferable) I go to California periodically and bring the USB drive home with me. I modified the DirecTiVO to turn on the USB port and to network the box. I need help understanding my options. I already plan to hook up the Slingbox to the new Echostar DVR. But the bandwidth issues still will plague me. So this is not a reliable solution for many times of day. There is the Dish EHD program. So my questions revolve around the most practical ways to use that: QUESTIONS: What if I were to buy a 622 or 722 and have the USB port activated in the US and then take it back with me to Asia? Could I transport the EHD back and forth. Would I be able to record off the DVR in the US and then play back content on the other DVR in Asia? I know shows are encrypted and that the DVR's use a Linux filesystem. Is there a way for me to setup a Linux-based PC in Asia to view the content on the hard drive? One more question: what kind of dish will my friends need to support 2 or 3 HD DVR's? Thanks for your patience with me-- I hope you can provide some helpful ideas so I can contact my friends in California to give them some guidance.