We are seriously considering the move to DirecTV after eight years of being satisfied Dish customers. The reason for this is the AMC/IFC dispute. The VOOM litigation looks like it is going to drag on, and we watch a lot of programming on both of these channels. IMO, Dish doesn't care that AMC et al. is gone, and AMC doesn't care that they "lost" Dish. One program I can live w/o (already missing Hell On Wheels), but these stations carry a lot that we watch. Cable is much more $$$$, and their DVR's are rumored not to be very good, so that is out. Maybe there is not a "pat" answer, but can DTV use the existing cables and mounting bracket? My husband doesn't like the idea of drilling more holes in the roof and repairing the existing shingles. Also, a hole was drilled through the brick for the cables from the dish to enter the house. Can the "new" dish from DTV just be hooked up to those cables? CS from DTV cannot answer the question; they just want to "sign me up" and worry about it later. I called a few times and the reps were very hard to understand, as English was not their first language. They also could not telll me who my local installer was so I could call them directly (no pun intended ). Trying to Google that info was fruitless; you just get sales reps anywhere trying to sell you. We only have two TV's, a large HD and a smaller SD in an exercise room. I do understand that I would need an HD receiver on both TV's to access DVR content on both. Our "requirements" are a DVR, and the premium cable stations. (EPIX is not on DTV, I know.) As we are not sports fans, Dish was chosen initially b/c of a slight price difference. Love the DVR 722! Only we can decide if it is worth the hassle to switch, and lose the DVR content we have. I can live with that, but wasn't sure what is involved with the physical placement of the dish. I also have read that you won't know what receiver you're getting until the installer comes. On the other hand (different fingers ), subscribers of DTV on this forum seem very satisfied. Any suggestions/advice will be greatly appreciated.