Alright guys, this is my first post but I've been doing a ton of research on this before posting for the first time. Long story short, we are moving from an apartment where we are essentially forced into using Charter for internet and TV and I hate it. We are moving to a house, and while Charter internet is our only option for the speed we want, I'm ditching it for TV. I hate the service, it glitches all the time, and the DVR feels like ancient technology. Not to mention there are channels we don't get on Charter that we can get in the equivilent types of packages on both Dish and DirecTV, and we could do it for less. I don't mean to start a Dish vs. DirecTV thread, that isn't really my intention. I have checked out both and I'm leaning towards Dish because I had it growing up and the prices and of course the Hopper w/sling technology is very interesting to me. Here are a few things I'm wondering about... -What I am more looking for is just what should I be paying after any hidden fees? -Is the DIsh offer where you get it cheaper for a period of time or get the free iPad 2 offer that great of a deal? -What is the best way to sign up? Online, over the phone, or in person in a store at a kiosk or another kind of retail location? I'm going in fresh, I've never had DIsh or DirecTV in my name before so I'm a totally new customer. I'm just looking for a bit of guidence on the above topics and whatever else you can think of. Thanks in advance!