I am considering DTV for my new house but am getting different stories from different re-sellers and DTV direct as well.
Here is my setup: 10 TVs with 3-4 on a Genie system. Seems simple.
Placed order with Costco. They said they can only put an order in for 5 TVs (4 TVs on the Genie plus $100 for 1 HD box). As far as the additional TVs, just let the installer know, no problem, and pay $100 for each extra HD box. Installer came twice but had to leave because they did not have a SWM16. 30 days elapsed and order auto cancelled. Monthly promo pricing for top package will be around $86/mo for 1st 12 months.
Called reseller who would get me same pricing as Costco (minus $200 gift card) but said I would have to pay $300 for SWM16 in addition to the cost of the additional boxes.
Called DTV and they said they'd include the SWM16 for free (probably) but didn't know for sure. The installer will take care of it there. Don't worry.
One last complication: since the house is under construction 1 will only have 5 TVs ready to go right off when I want to start service but the other 5 will be ready in 20-30 days.
This is all very frustrating. Any advice for a new member?