Hey everyone, nice site you all have here. I hope I can get some help and advice on my problems. Ok here's the deal, I am wanting to drop my digital cable and get a DBS system. I am just not that thrilled with digital cable after having it a couple months. The picture quality is a little disappointing, and the fact that basic cable is still not digital is a problem with me as well. So I am checking into Dish or Directv. I went to a local retailer yesterday afternoon who sells both systems, and I am still unsure which one to choose. I live in the West Palm Beach area, and I was told either service can provide my locals to me. I am going to need a 2 reciever system to hook up to 3 or 4 tvs in the house. From just glancing at the channel lineup, I notice Dish seems to offer more regular and movie channels while Directv has NFL ticket. I am not really interested in the pro sports deals, so I just want to concentrate on the basic and movie channels. From what the retailer told me yesterday, basically Directv is cheaper on programming and on their equipment and is the way to go if I am looking to spend as little as possible. He said Dish was a little more expensive, but in his words "with Dish you get more and it is a little nicer". I am not really concerned with the cost of everything, I am just interested in the best system for what I want. Apparently for basic stuff I want with locals, Directv is 39.99 while Dish is 46.99? Is this correct and is this price difference a case of "you get what you pay for"? I will also want to add HBO, and possibly Showtime as well. I have to say, at the time, I am leaning towards Dish because I liked their receivers better than the one he showed me of Directv's. Dish's recievers seem to have nicer guides and are more responsive, plus they were easier to navigate IMO. It seems like, other than the slightly higher prices, Dish is the way to go, but is there a reason I should look at Directv instead? Is there a general consensus here of which provider is better at the time? I apologize if these questions sound stupid, but I was a complete newbie to satellite until yesterday. I appreciate any help or guidance.