I've had my Mits 55" 16:9 HD ready for almost two years. I still have local Digital Cable. Last time I researched, sometime ago, there were few choices for HD receivers, RCA DTC-100, and other coming out any day (this was for weeks). When they came out the DTC-100 was still the cheapest at around $600. Another reason I have held off is that some of my neighbors have DirecTV, and they lose their signal every time we have a storm. They come over to watch my reliable Cable which has only gone out once in four years. But, I only truly enjoy the Mits when I am watching a DVD. What's the opinion out there now. Is it time to buy an HD receiver, and if so which is the one to get (quality but good price?). Last, I love football, is it time to give DirecTV a chance? thanks.