Hi, I don't know where to start, and after looking at the Michael D'Angelo setup, I have many, many questions. But, I know I am tired of giving the cable company $200 per month for 3 dual-tuner HD-DVRs (Motorola DCT-6416s), and their whopping 27 HD channels including the 4 premiums (HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax) they offer. I have non-HD TVs in 5 other rooms. Many splitters are in the attic. I truly thought that you disconnect the cable feed from the outside of the house, and plug in the Satellite Dish cable. Please hold the laughter. I figure I need a satellite dish mounted on the Southwest of the house. I can snake as many cables as I need through a hole I'd cut in the soffit to a central point in the attic where my splitters, power supply, and network hub reside. The hub connects to a switch in another room where my ADSL modem, DLNA NAS, and XP Pro/SP3 PCs reside. Then, the magic happens to feed my 3 HDTVs, one that will go to a Denon 3808CI (it is fed from the network hub as well as the 6416) first. I plan on co-existing with basic cable to all the TVs/outlets for the forseeable future. So, what do I need? I think DirectTV suits me more than Dish. But Dual-tuner HD-DVRs are a must. I am hoping e-SATA or the network can be used to augment the on-board storage. Making them talk to each other would be a nice touch. I can run any cable I need. I'm still small enough to crawl around in the attic! I will stop now and eagerly await some responses.