Well, thanks for your replies to my queries. I have decided to take the plunge and go with E*. The install last weekend was quick, not much work to do for the installer as the cabling was already there from the previous D* setup. He took down one of the old D* dishes and replaced it with the Dish 500, but said he did not have the tools to remove the second D* dish from the roof. Oh well, better than having 3 dishes up there, I guess Having just one cable into each room was not a problem at all. D* would not have been able to set me up with a dual receiver without additional cabling. As a first-time satellite (and DVR) customer, I must say it's quite overwhelming. Because of soccer, I went with the AT180 package, and the choices are immense. The DVR is such a godsend. Try it once and you'll never want to give it up. Gone are the days of VCR programming with manual timers... I decided to forego the international choices because of the higher expenses involved (both upfront and ongoing). Maybe someday when the programming gets better and (ugh) cheaper, I might add the German package. I did notice visible compression on some channels. For example Fox Soccer Channel looks quite awful compared to Gol TV, even on my 27" SD TV. Also, some audio seems to be not in sync. I was watching the USA-Morocco game last night on ESPN2 and the delay was very perceptible when the commentators were in the picture. Is this normal? I am using SVideo and RCA audio. Is digital audio worth it for SD? I read that you can only get 5.1 audio with an HD setup. A final question. I checked out my bill though the receiver box and I could not see the $10/month discount anywhere. New customers are supposed to get $10 off for 10 months. When I signed up for the service online, there was no mention of this on the final screen (it is advertised on DishBuilder) but the CSR I messaged with during the transaction told me that it would appear on my bill. Should I just wait for my bill to arrive in the mail to see if the discount is credited?