I made the switch Saturday & I'm never looking back! I had an E* 501 with AC120 for just over 2 years. I called E* to let them know I was moving and asked if they could do any better than their "DishMover" offer. You can gess how that went. "But that's for new customers only. You're not new - even at your new home." ...After contacting the Executive Office, at the suggestion of this website, I was offered a (leased) 522 for $99 and 6 months of the DVR fee waived - all-in-all I gather this is a pretty good offer as offers from E* go, but nothing compared to what I got with D* (free TiVo upgrade, $10 off/mo for 6 months, and for $3/mo more the TC+ offers all the channels my kids could want). My D* experience started out rocky as the installer never showed or called May 8th. But this week the installer assigned (and the dispatch center) called the day in advance as well as an hour ahead of arrival. Installation and set-up took about an hour and went without a hitch. I've noticed many of the same "concerns" that other converts have mentioned. I miss greatly the on-screen Caller-ID. The PIP and guide at the bottom of the screen were helpful, as was the customizable list for each member of the family. But I realized I never watched the PIP when the guide was up, I just listened to the audio while reading the programming info. And I can still do that now, but now there's 7, 8, or 9 channels listed at a time (I never bothered counting), not just 4. Besides, I'm learning to live on TiVo time - what's on now is not limited to what's being aired now. This is more than just a digital VCR+. And dual tuners rock! And now I have ALL my local channels with just 1 dish. (I even have a Providence, RI station and a few NH stations - I'm in the Boston, MA metro area. Will I get to keep those?) I called E* about a year ago to get a second dish installed to get all of my locals and that tech never showed up either - maybe it's me. Now I just have to help the wife and kids with get over the learning curve. I've already had a call at work this morning... She: "Why is it recording? Did you set a timer for this?" Me: "No. TiVo probably thinks we'll like that show." She: "Why is it recording things without being asked?" Me: "That's what TiVo is." She: "I don't like that." Me: "Can I keep it anyway?" Yet she'll be excited when TiVo records the next American Idol/Survivor/Apprentice/Batchelor knock-off without having been asked .