I am moving into an area outside the city that has no cable. I was looking into getting DirecTV, because of all the great word of mouth, but I was looking at DISH because they "seem" to give you a free DVR and HD reciever instantly. I could be wrong about the free part, but is DISH really that bad? I live on the Texas-New Mexico border, is there any problem with the signal from here? I want the HD reciever for future purposes (don't have HDTV yet) and don't want to pay $300+ for one at Best Buy to use with DirecTV. I have relatives and friends that work for Circuit City and Best Buy. Do they get any discounts from DirecTV?