I have had Directv since its inception and now that I finally am having hdtv delivered this tuesday I am faced with staying with directv or moving to the dish network. I have been reading many debates on the merits of both but nothing really stands out as a deal maker except possibly cost. apparently as a new dish subsciber I could get the dish 6000 with ota and both dishes for 349.00, all the directv boxes with exception of the dtc-100 are in the 700 to 800 dollar range. So help me decide please...is there any reason the directv boxes are worth the extra money? sports channels are unimportant to me. and my tv is a 480p and 1080i set, no 720p. Thanks in advance. Scott p.s. how are the local channels through dish network and directv(from satellite,not ota)im in greenville sc so they are available to me on both systems.