Do you have both services ? I do. I know very well what HDLITE is: I had Directv in 2005. Have you ever seen a HDV movie on a large screen ? It looks fantastic and is also 1440×1080 . No , I am NOT a troll. I like Directv and it's my choice on my primary home. Both satellite providers are offering a very good service now and I hope they keep the competition to improve it even further. It's silly to keep this discussion , not even Directv would use this as an argument any longer.