Ok, I just moved and I have to get a programming provider. I have been searching the forums but it is just making me confused. I am leaning towards DISH because of the awesome deals at AllSAT for free equipment. You can get the HD 811 receivers for free. If I go with Directv I will have to pay $299 for the HD receiver. Is either one better, or should I ask, is Directv worth the extra $299? Cable is out because in order to receive HD I have to subscribe to their PVR service which raises my cost for something I don't want. Please, I need some input. My kids are going crazy without any TV. Or, should I say they are driving my wife crazy. Thanks, Adam.