My son handed me a Club Dish gift certificate downloaded and printed on Sunday Aug 19,2007. It listed: Free activation $100 back with Americas top 120 or higher Starz Movie pack free for first 3 months. System must be installed and activated before 01/31/2008 No mention of an 18 month commitment. When I called dish to sign up I was told that the certificate is no longer valid as written. Now this particular certificate is: free activation $49 credit on first bill DishHD free for 6.months 18 month commitment is required to get the credit and free HD for 6 months. Since this certificate printed with the new expiration date I assumed it should be valid. Can they just change the certificated?? Yesterday I viewed dish programing at a local dealer on a brand new Samsung narrow profile DLP 56 inch set. I am cautious of any 18 month commitment. The SD was almost unwatchable. The HD looked great until someone moved then the edge artifacts blurred the image and the picture became totally unacceptable. I had a much better, clearer and enjoyable picture watching a rented DVD on my old 35 inch Toshiba crt TV. I was planning to buy a new flat screen TV this November but I'm beginning to think HD is only watchable on a digital TV using over the air programing and is literally a 'joke' from cable and satellite sources. Unfortunately I live to far from the city to receive clean OTA signals. Does any provider have a better picture?