I could never switch back and forth just to save a little money, as the regular rates take effect in a year. I am used to Dish and have been with them through good and bad over the past 18 years. Sure, there are things I haven't liked, but there are more I do like. I am a fan of many of the older movies & TV shows and Dish carries a lot of that. Direct TV may have more sports, but I could care less. The 211k has the outboard HDD and the OTA tuner, so no extra fees there. Between Dish, OTA, and the Ruku, I have more to watch than I could ever keep up with.