I currently have a Dish 500 with a 921 and 2 721's. We have America's 120 and the HD pack. Our bill is around $95 per month. Even though we are in Minneapolis we can't get consistent OTA HD. We also suffer from severe rain fade every time there are storms within 30 miles of us. We missed the last 20 minutes of 24 the other week because Dish cut out for over an hour due to rain. My husband was extremely ticked off. I am thinking about upgrading one of the 721's to a 622. We have 2 HD TV's so I would want to keep the 921. I also don't want my bill to go through the roof, but I would pay a little more for HD locals and service that doesn't cut out when it rains. If I upgrade to the 622, would getting the Dish 1000 help the rain fade? Also, how much can I expect to see my bill go up? Is there an advantage to getting their Platinum package over the Gold? I have always bought vs rented. Are there any advantages to buying the 622 over the lease deal. If I can't get decent service without a huge increase in price, I may have to consider going with another provider even though I have been with E* for 6 years.