Ok.....I am getting more and more disappointed with Dish Network. The Picture quality is just bad and has been discussed endlessly in many forums. I currently have a stand alone Sony TiVo which I am using with my dish box. Of course, since Dish does not support, I have to use an IR blaster to change channels (an extra second or so), yet sometimes it will miss a number and not change the channel for a recording. Since it is a stand alone model, and not directly encoding the sat stream, I can only record one show at a time. With a DirecTV TiVo unit, I could record two shows at once. Programming was holding me back to Dish before. I have to have RSNs because I am a die hard AZ Wildcat fan and their sports are most always on Fox Sports AZ. I enjoy Discovery Wings a lot (which Direct does not have....but I read will be adding Feb 1). Both carry all locals for LA. Direct TV has a much better picture quality. Since I have a stand alone Tivo (but a Dish 4900 box with optical out), I have never been able to use the digital out on the Dish receiver because it will not be in synch with the video from the TiVo since it is delayed about 1 second due to MPEG encoding. With a DirecTV Tivo unit, I could use the optical out finally and get digital sound for TV/Movie channels, etc.... It should be an easy switch since the wiring is already done right? Just change out the dishes and the box. I am not in a contract with Dish (due to a cool coupon I had with the install), so I can basically tell them what they can do with their picture quality and say bye. Well......what should I do? The only real downside is that I would lose the lifetime subscription on my Tivo unit and have to pay for another one for the new Direct TV box. I would probably give the old box to my parents though so it would just remain in the family.