Hi all, I'm trying to help my parents convert to HDTV, but want to keep costs down as much as possible. The house is currently powered off of a SD DVR that runs coax to 2 tv's. We are out of contract (>2 years), and have several other services with AT&T (wireless, 2 land lines, and DSL). What are our options for powering 3 TV's with HD? (Prefer DVR, but willing to drop it if it saves significant cost). From their website and chat, here are the options if I understand them correctly. Option 1: Hopper + 2 Joeys --------------------------- This seems like the best option, but also the most expensive. I believe we were quoted: $100 one time fee for the hopper $50 professional setup fee +$10 per month for HD programming (WTF? free for new customers) +$10 for the hopper +$14 for 2 joeys As you can see, this is damn expensive. We're no longer under contract though, so I wonder if they could do any better Option 2: Use the solo receivers ------------------------------- I think this mostly saves us the cost of setup and the $100 one time fee. $0 one time fee $0 setup fee (DIY) +$10 per month for HD programming (WTF? free for new customers) +$10 for the SoloDVR612 +$14 for 2 Solo VIP's TV1: SoloDVR ViP 612 (will the other tv's be able to use the DVR features of this or no?) TV2 and TV3: Solo ViP® 211k Any other ways I could do this cheaper? I've tried to research this as much as I can, but the online chat support at Dish is miserable. They barely speak english and I have repeat questions 5 times. The fees in red above are the ones that I find particularly troubling.