Hi all, I'm newbie here, and noticed that the past questions from a potential customer was in 06. I'm a Potential customer for Dish, may decide in a few days. My main reason for considering Dish over Direct tv is the international programmings. I don't watch much american tv ( unless it's sports) My main requirements are as follow: BeIN sports Tennis Channel football channels (soccer) And French channels. That's it! However, some companies try to give their new customers old boxes and equipments. Anything I should look for when the installer comes? I have an HD projector(living area) and a small hd tv in the bedroom. I don't care for DVR or anything of that sort, nor protection plan. Just those few channels Here's what I got from the Dish Site. Please help me. Monthly Charges: Smart Pack24.99 French: Bouquet19.99 International: Sports Pack10.00 Protection Plan7.00 61.98 Monthly Savings Cr: New Cust $5x12 Mo-5.00 Cr: Protect Plan $7x4 Mo-7.00 -12.00 Monthly Charges & Savings49.98 Amount Due Now Monthly Charges & Savings49.98 Taxes0.81 50.79 Paid-- TVs TV# Room HD DVR 1 1 - Living Yes No 2 3 - Master Yes No Receivers Rcvr 322 SD Duo (2TV) Any new customers discount? for January 2013 Is that receiver good enough for my HDMI project? I have heard horror stories about auto pay with Direct tv, have anyone faced extras monthly fees with Dish unexpectedly? I'd prefer no contract and pay with cash, not credit card if that's the case. but I know that may not be possible. Thanks in advance for the answers.