As a buyer, one always has to keep the goal in mind. Whether it was credit score or some just a company pricing policy change, keep the goal in mind. If the goal was a Hopper 3 then don't let items that are insignificant over the long haul affect your decision. I recently upgraded to H3 and J but was going to be charged $100 for install. CSR suggested I add service for 6 months and get free install. Basically saved me $50 and he tossed in some free ppv. I didn't get as good a deal as my brother did but I got the system I wanted and love it. Glad to hear the Tribune deal is settled as we go into Sept.