Great forums, there seem to be a lot of very informed people that read this site. So I am a current Comcast customer and HD fan that has been intrigued by all the recent talk of Direct TV's impending HD channel capabilities. I have been trying to do some research on the packages and pros and cons of Direct TV. The biggest hurdle for me on a switch to Direct TV has to be the $200 lease upfront for the HD DVR. This seems to be a bit excessive as I currently get a HD DVR included in the HD programming fee from Comcast. I have looked through lots of posts on Direct TV's HD DVR and it seems to be a hot button topic that has very strong proponets and very vehement detractors. I want to know is the unit worth the 200 bucks upfront, or is there a way to get it without the upfront cost? Coming from the Comcast Motorola HD DVR could anyone compare the user experience? I am not a Tivo user so I guess I am used to dealing with an imperfect system, but I don't like the idea of shelling out money for something that craps out. Also can you replace this leased box if the thing doesn't do what it is supposed to, record scheduled shows, freeze up, crash, etc. Is this an easy thing to do or a hassle? Can I keep internet service coming through my existing cable with satelite, or will I need 1 coax for internet and one for Direct TV? This "Slimline Dish" does it require a tripod mounting on a roof? My house was built last year and came with a GE Smart Panel and coax in two rooms, would this be sufficient for an install or do I have to have more cable ran through the house? NFL Ticket, I don't need it cause I get the Seahawks on my local stations, but the current offer sounded good till I heard that you need Superfan for the HD version of games, is that true? 100 dollars more sounds like a rip off. Sorry for the lengthy post but I appreciate any helpful comments and feedback cause the customer service person didn't seem to know more than I did.