Hi--new to this forum. Good to see some names here I recognize from other forums, Home Theater Cruise, CES, industry meets, etc. Recently moved to Alaska, now looking to get Sat TV in the house. I did a bunch of research here last night, hoping you guys can double-check my facts for me, steer me in the right direction if needed, mostly on the HR-21. I've been a D* customer for about 6 years now--took my non-DVR HD receivers with me when I moved from the previous house, and left the dish. I want to leverage my situation, not having new service yet, to get the best deal from either D* or E*. If I go with D*, I'll want two HR-21's. If E*, I'll want two ViP 722's. New house has amazing A/V integration, with a small central electronics room in the basement, and robust A/V distribution to every room in the house. Previous owner left two old E* DVR's (year 2002 SD models) in the equipment rack, that can be independantly accessed and controlled from any room in the house. Outside, there is a single 40" x 44" dish on a mounting pole. From the dish to the side of the house is pre-wired four RG-6 cables. For some frustrating reason, though, from the house exterior down to the basement only two RG-6 cables are run. The old DVR's are only using two cables. I'm leaning towards the HR-21 Pro based on what I've learned here, and that I'm very much looking for high-end equipment/performance. (and love that I can rack-mount it!) Am I right in understanding that... 1. The HR-21 Pro is purchase-only, (and NOT available from D* directly) and would not incur any monthly lease fees? (no lease fees from E*, I think) 2. The HR-21 Pro is currently under recall for power supplies, and any unit I bought now would be recalled? (would like to take advantage of the 10% off sale now) 3. Because I only have two coax lines run to the equipment room, I would have to use a SWM, to get full DVR capability from two units? I'm hearing that SWM for D* is limited, and I don't even know if it's available in Alaska. E* seems to be better available, with DP Plus Separators, going to dual tuners. 4. On the HR-21 Pro, SD-composite, SD-S-video, HD component, and HDMI outputs are all simultaneously active? I understand that you must choose between HDMI or HDMI/SLI. (my home video distribution is mostly SD-composite, but I also would output HD to some rooms, and would need both) Is this true with the other HD-21 models also? 5. D* is more difficult to receive in Alaska, especially HD? I don't have any terrain blocking the southern skies, just some trees in that direction. Thanks for the input!