Ok, so I have seen several posts like this, but they all seemed to have gone in different directions... I have been with DirectTV for over 10 years and have been off contract for about 3 years. My bill is around $100 a month for 2 DVRs (two tvs), HD, and an Occasional HBO or Showtime sub depending on what show is in season. I am getting sick of our relatively high bill for the lack of channels we actually watch. Was holding out for the battle of the providers and media producers to be figured out and for some more IP based turn-key TV solutions, but alas, I don’t see that happening in the next year. Anyway, it is time for me to get a whole-home DVR. So it is the Direct TV Genie (which I am sure Direct TV wants me to pay $300 for) or the Dish Hopper (which I would get for free for being a new sub). Plus, switching to Dish (at least initially) will likely cut my monthly bill significantly. As of right now, Direct TV throws me HBO or showtime for free every once in a while, but not much else. So, my questions: 1) What is my actual monthly cost going to be? On the Dish website, it says $39.99/month ($59.99 after the first year), but it didn’t change when I said 3 tvs (I will be adding a 3rd tv from my current setup), I assume that isn’t really my final cost. How much do more boxes cost me per month to have? 2) Hopper with Sling... Is it “slinging” the whole interface as if it is a Joey box? If so, can it sling to multiple devices at a time (same # as the number of Joey boxes you could have, assuming they aren’t current’y accessing the Hopper)? (I realize that Hopper with sling is available starting tomorrow). 3) Primetime Anytime Almost everything I record would be covered by this (not all, but a lot). So, can I just set up season passes for my shows and not have to manage “8 days of primetime”? That is, if I record Modern Family, do I have to manage the fact that it was recorded by the tuner all at once with other channels during prime time? Seems like that detail would be hidden from the user? If I do keep modern family until I have time to watch it, does it manage the space properly so it doesn’t waste space for all the other channels I am not keeping? Anything else I should be aware of? The biggest thing I want, honestly is a nice centralized DVR where I do not have to worry about which DVR has what recordings (or which DVR I set up a recording on). I would consider staying with Direct TV if they gave the Genie (new one HR44) and the client boxes for free, plus maybe gave me a break on my bill, but otherwise, it doesn’t make financial sense to not switch. Thoughts/comments? Thanks!