Very happy I made the switch...and for several reasons. The main one was to cut down on the monthly cost...I was paying $72/month with Dish and now Im paying $41/month...plus have all the premium channels for 3 months, NFL Sunday Ticket for a year, and receivers in two rooms (only had one before) so its win all around there. Picture quality wise, it's noticeably better. Colors seem better and HD just looks crisper. My favorite change between the two has to be the DVR. I got the HR24/200 and had the Dish 722k before. The HR24 does EVERYTHING better. I love how it asks you is you want to delete the program you've just watched at the end. The Smart Search is fantastic and the fact that you can use the number pad on the remote to type out letters is great. Love how easy it is to turn on Closed Caption...on Dish you and to dive into one menu after another. Love that there is a button that takes you to the DVR recordings with just one press. Managing recordings is a lot easier, much easier to delete shows or to reorganize their priority. Finally, it's completely awesome that the DVR remembers if you're recorded a show, watched it, and deleted it, so that it doesn't record it again later (even if you have it setup to record reruns). Dish would always re-record shows even if I had already watched and deleted them. Had to call customer service a couple times for some programming changes and it went very well, no long wait and the reps were very helpful. I do have three gripes about it that if fixed in the future, it really would make it perfect. First, no BBC HD and no E! HD. My wife and I watched those quite a bit and I hate watching anything in SD. Finally, would love if it had a quick way to show you if an episode was new (vs rerun). Ou can press Info and then More Info to see the original air date but Dish showed you a "New" icon for new shows.