I apologize if this questions has been posted before. I'm looking for the most accurate information about DBS service ASAP. I currently pay ~$130/mo for Comcast Tripple Play. I have Comcast's most basic channel line-up with an HD-DVR. 99.9% of the time I watch HD channels. My interest in DBS is because it seems possible I can get more HD channels from DirecTV or DISH for less money, and possibly with better picture quality. The plan would be to negotiate with Comcast to keep my internet service at a reasonable price (everything is negotiation with Comcast), drop voice and add DBS as my TV service. Here are my questions: 1) It appears I have to out-right purchase the receiver/DVR. From what little research I've done this may cost over $400. Is there a viable second hand market for DBS receivers? Or do I have to invest heavily up-front with DISH/DirecTV to get into DBS? 2) I'm leaning towards DISH because they seem to offer the best HD bang for my buck. DISH's website shows I can get a basic HD channel line-up for $25/mo. What is the fine print? 3) Do I need a voice line so the receive can talk to DISH? 4) I live in the SF Bay Area, from DISH's website it appears they transmit all Bay Area networks. Are they in HD? Is the quality good, I read a thread about audio drop-out, is this a concern for me? Will I need an OTA UHF antenna to complete my local HD channel line-up? 5) Anything else? Thanks.