Well, had my genie hr 34 installed this morning.have to say, WOW!!! So far so good.once I finish setting up favourites and such I will post more. But so far I definitely enjoying it. I had dish for a few years and I can say I should have switched sooner.the picture is to me ten times better than dish.I have read a lot of people on here complaining about the guides and other stuff, but to me all is good,already have set stuff up to record with no problems. Will post more tomorrow after I play around a little..thanks to everyone on here that answered all my questions about direct.