I'm ready to go satellite. I live in a Baltimore suburb and I believe our house has acceptable Southern exposure. I figure I might as well put in one of those oval 'HD' antennae although I don't yet have an HD set. Our main viewing tastes are movies and music events. Public TV is a definite plus, my wife watches local channels for news. We only have two sets. Which service should I get? Is DirectTV the best way to go? How about associated hardware such as receivers, etc.? I would like to do this right the first time rather than 'spending to learn'. Someone told me to get 'upgraded' coax cable from the dish to the receiver box- is this an issue? Should I keep a basic cable package for local stuff (my reciever has enough inputs)? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I know what I'm doing most of the time with audio and video playback but this satellite stuff is new to me.