Thanks again for the earlier replies. I've had to table this for a couple of months but am now strongly considering pulling the trigger before the holidays. Here's where you can help me: We regularly get a mailing that offers a $5/mo cheaper price. Unfortunately, SolidSignal can't match that DirecTV-only offer. The D* website has a holiday rate of $5 off for a year, so that may be match-able if we go via SolidSignal. Now, I'm weighing the alternate possibility of bundling with AT&T, rejoining AAA and how to couple that with the $10/mo referral fom a good friend who's also a recent DirecTV subscriber. (He told me he scheduled his install online and selected the HR24, no problem, so I'm hopeful there.) I'm not interested in the CostCo option. From reading what people have said above, it looks like I can contact D* directly and get the $10 referral credit and $5 holiday promo, then potentially contact AT&T to get an additional $5 off. If I go through AAA first, I'm wondering if I can still do all of the above. If so, I wonder what order to add the discounts. Any thoughts on how to save the most money? And, I have a leftover question from my earlier posts: With my simple system of two TVs (one HD, one SD), do I need to worry about any additions? Since I'm just starting, I haven't looked at a ton of the info on SWiM LNBs, BBCs, etc. I was thinking that, with 1 DVR and receiver (maybe even 2 DVRs), the basic dish and accessories would be enough. One other random question. I think I read something about using an external hard drive deactivates the receiver's internal HDD - is that correct? Do I lose 500GB by adding 1TB?