So I cancelled 12 year service 16 months ago for a year assignment overseas. I have been back 4 months and decided to go with TimeWarner (Spectrum) + TiVo. Mostly because I have 8 TVs (yes that is ridiculous) and even though the sunk cost in TiVo was a large amount it's CapEx vs. OpEx. There is resale value in that investment. However, I am just tired of tuning adapter issues, TiVo bugs, + I think TiVo is just reeling right now. They still don't have a current/correct lineup for my area. With that being said I know I am going to pay more for DirecTV but I just want something that works. I have a ton of questions, hopefully someone can help me out as I just haven't kept up with them since I left. I did some searching but not sure I have a clear picture: Will I surely get an HR54 if I order now or will I have to send the installer away with older gear? What client will they give me C41/51/61. I know I want to buy some 4K TVs can I insist on C61s where I will put them? All wired, no need for wireless. Do I care what client they give me? What LNB will the put in and which one should I insist on? I thought they had a SWM-16 LNB now that did not require a multi-switch? Not that it matters that much but would prefer not to have a multi-switch for anal-retentive reasons. Single cable from dish to splitter is preferred. Again, no real reason why I care but I do; I saw the buzz around the HS17, which seems to be closer to the Hopper capabilities, the thread shows anyone can upgrade to this---I realize this is speculation but is there any reason to doubt this? I am fine with the HR54 but will be irritated if I can't upgrade to the new system when it is released. Any tricks here? I know, 1st world problems. I was very confused on tuner usage on the HR54 with my searches: I keep reading that it can support up to (8) clients (I only need 7) but only (3) can be in use at a time. Is that simultaneous live TV or watching recordings or both? I almost never have (3) TVs in use and I know I never have (3) watching live TV. If no clients are in use can it truly record (5) simultaneous channels? If it is recording (5) can I have (3) clients watching recordings? I can buy an HR24 on SolidSignal (have not priced it through DirecTV) for $200. Would it make more sense to do maybe (5) Cx1 clients and (2) HR24s? I know that is $400 up front. Or go with (7) Cx1 clients I like (1) DVR for the whole house but I if it does only support (3) clients doing ANYthing then maybe it makes sense to buy more tuners. Thanks so much in advance for any help/advise.