My transition from D* to Dish is complete. Thanks to all here who helped me through it -- even if you didn't know it. I did a lot of reading here about the pros and cons of the two services, but the new flex package programming sealed the deal for me. Just came down to the cost in the end. It allowed me to get all the satellite programming that we really watch plus my wife's $15 French channel for a total cost reduction of $35/month. My new Hopper 3 is MUCH faster than the old Genie was. I had to move HBO to Hulu, which was not ideal, but hopefully it's a temporary situation. The transitions was not bump free, but I already think I'm happy I did it.