I've been lurking around here for a couple of months doing a lot of research on DISH, reading opinions about the new MPEG-4 receivers etc. There is a lot of information to digest and I'm a bit of a newbie in the satellite world. I figured if I kept doing research, I would end up doing it for years without actually getting anything. Well, I've finally decided enough is enough and want to order some programming. But I'm still confused on what exact equipment should I be getting, since there is so much different information I've read, and my requirements are a lot. This is the programming I'm interested in: DISH HD Gold + South Asian international programming + Latino Bonus option pack. I'm NOT interested in getting any local HD channels from DISH. I've got that all figured out with my own ATSC tuner. I have a total of 3 HDTVs, but at a given time don't need to be watching HD programming on more than 1 of them. I think I'll use the DVR from DISH, meaning I'll need the DISH 622 receiver. If I did my research right, DISH 622 will allow me to watch only 1 HD program at a time. But it will allow me to record 2 HD programs at a time, correct? If this is the case, I think I'll be happy with either owning or leasing only a single 622. (Still haven't decided whether to own or lease, but that's a topic for another thread.) Now, the main question. Which dish do I really need? Will a single DISH 1000 will be able to receive all of the above programming I'm interested in? The part I'm most confused about is - do I need a seperate dish for international programming? What exactly is the significance of the "International Digital Home Advantage" or "International Free-For-All" promptions? They talk about receiving a SuperDISH through these promotions. If I have a DISH 1000, do I still need a SuperDISH for international programming? http://www.dishnetwork.com/content/programming/international/index2.shtml Do I need to have a phone line plugged into the back of the receiver to avoid some monthly fee? Is this true even if I may not order any PPV programming? Do I need to order any LNB switches? Or does a DISH 1000 take care of them?