I recall that in the Fall of 2007 I had decided to leave cable and try satellite TV, and I tried to figure out what HD channels Dish could provide in Hawaii and how much they would charge, but the Dish website just wasn't prepared to tell me that. So I subscribed to DirecTV instead. Now I'm ready to review that decision, and I just spent a half hour or so on the Dish website, trying and failing to find out, as I tried to do over 2 years ago, what HD can Dish offer in Hawaii and how much will they charge me for it? I really think Dish owes prospective customers this kind of basic information. Not teaser rates --- I'm not really interested in what I'd pay just in the first year, if I have to worry about rates going way up in the second year. I'm not interested in being directed to a phone conversation with some local installer, because what are commitments made verbally over the phone worth? Not much. Besides, I don't like personal negotiations. It's very frustrating. I want to consider Dish a serious competitor to DirecTV, but how can I?