Just purchased a 50" Plasma and want to upgrade the D* service in my family room to a HD/DVR receiver from the current digital box. My current system has a 5 LNB Slimline antenna (installed Jan. '07) and 3 digital set top boxes (family room, basement, daughters bedroom) and one HD box in the master bedroom. I get local channels via my D* package, so I don't need to hook up an antenna to get any OTA stations. Got some sticker shock when D* advised they wanted $299 plus $4.99 a month to ship me a HD/DVR reciever. Are there cheaper alternatives to purchasing a receiver and just paying the $4.99 for the DVR service? Finally, is there any need for more cabling to the proposed HD/DVR box than the one cable line that goes to the set top box that is currently there. I do have a new multiswitch that I understand will allow me to add more TVs to the system. I am comfortable running cables and installing other components, but just need some plain english guidance as to what is need to do this install. Any help is appreciated as the plasma looks like a big black mirror hanging on the wall right now!!!