Last night, in around 20 degree temps, the doorbell rang, and thinking it was Fed-Ex with something I ordered, I foolishly answered the door. It was a pair of young people selling U-Verse door to door. They were trying to get me to commit to changing from D* on the spot. They were very persistent, often to the times of stretching the truth ("the D12 is for digital music not HD"). I was able to use some of the information I have read here as a basis for saying "no"-- aside from the fact that I would never enter into an agreement like that without seeing all the terms in writing, and without seeing the actual TV signal I would be getting. Anyway, thanks to all of the very well informed people here posting their experiences, both good and bad. It was very helpful.