This is something that's been talked about before, but I don't think recently. I have been with Direct since 1999. Due to ever increasing pricing I have started thinking of leaving for the first time ever, basically to save money and to get more HD, which Direct doesn't seem to want to give us (National channels). I don't care about the Sports Package, or the football package. Currently I have Choice Extra, HBO, and the HD Extra pack and pay around $105 a month. I feel I can get MORE HD stations elsewhere for the same $$ or less (especially the first year).....But picture quality is my first priority. So here's my question: Is Dish picture quality as good in HD? (I only watch HD). I am also considering U-verse, even though I know EVERYONE here hates this service. I live in Atlanta. I've seen the service at an AT&T store with Direct right next to it: both showing sports programming. I saw this on a 50" (maybe larger) screen at the store. I DID see a difference, with Direct being better. But it wasn't HUGE. I have a neighbor that has U-verse and owns the same TV I do (Samsung 59" plasma). The service looks good on his set, so maybe we have a good signal in our area. I know it depends on how close you are to the "box". So....does anyone like the HD picture on Dish or U-verse? (I will NOT consider Comcast). Thanks in advance.