I've read that the 1000.2 is physically a larger dish than the 1000. Aside from this, I believe that the 1000.2 will also handle 3 receivers w/o adding any external switches. Are there any other differences? My requirements are: 1) need to see 119, 110 & 61.5 (61.5 via wing) 2) Can only run one coax to each of my three receivers (currently have 2 single tuner receivers...adding a 622 very soon)? Running wires in my place is a real problem so it's critical that I stick to one wire. Can I use a separator with the 1000.2? 3) Are diplexers a problem with either dish? I currently have legancy LNBF's on a 500, and I'm getting this replaced, so now's the time to plan ahead. I know that I can get by with a 500 w/ dpp twin, wing for 61.5, and a separator for the future 622. This will handle 2 receivers, adding the dpp44 will allow the third receiver to enter the picture. This extra receiver is why I'm curious about the 1000.2. I don't need to look at all 3 birds via the 1000.2, I just want its 3 receiver capacity! Dollar for dollar I've read that it's cheaper to get a 1000.2 vs the 44, but I want to know if there are shortcomings to my idea? After the 3rd receiver, I guess there are no differences btwn these 2? Is it better to say the hell with either 1000 go w/the 500 as noted above, add the 44 and move on with life? I'm footing the bill for this... Thanks for any help...you people are a lifesaver (& $$ saver)!