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OK, the time has come and we are finnally making the switch to a dish, equipment will be ordered this week. We have decided on D* because of the locals and the fact that we already have an 18x24 dish in the basement from a friend. Would have liked to go with E* for the supers and more premiums, but we are holding out hope for a merger or that D* will cave and give supers. The D* equipment is also alot cheaper than E*. But anything is better than cable who tells me that I am doing something to cause the outages on the local stations and that I have to pay for it to get repaired. But there are some questions we still have about a dish. How bad does "Rain fade" get and how long does it last, if it is a rainy day (like the past couple days in CT) does it cause major problems or no? Being in CT we get very snow winters sometimes will snow accumulation on the dish cause problems? And how would I be able to get it off the dish having my roof 2 storys up on 3 sides and 3 storys on another? I see these covers that they have, but I have lots of bees in my area and I am afraid they will get under the cover and form a nest like they do everywhere else. Anything else I should know about a dish? Now to the equipment, I am going to need a 4 room system and am not interested in PVR's, I dont care how much they will change the way I watch TV, some people in the house cant grasp new technology and at 100+ each for four rooms its a little too much. I have seen tha GAEBOs and like them, and I am thinking of getting 4 of those and an 18" dish with installation to 1 tv for 129.99 and with shippind it is 179.99. I have also debated the Samsung S70-???, 4 of those with an 18" dish for 79.99 plus a 40 dollar shipping. Are there any better deal out there? Better recievers? Also would I be able to have the installer install the 18x24 dish I have instead of the 18" that comes with my receivers? Will it cost more? And how much does installation to extra TVs cost? Any answers or input will be greatly appreciated. I hope to have D* in my hope by Thanksgiving.