I've had Direct TV for about 5 years and am thinking about making the switch to the Dish Network. I've been frustrated about recent signal outages and the fact that Direct TV is willing to give away receivers and installation to new customers who are willing to sign up for a year of service, but does nothing for the customers who have been with them for years. Anyway, I've got a few questions. First, will I be able to just replace the DTV dish on the roof of my house with a Dish Network Dish or will I have to have the DN dish installed in a new and different location? Second, How do the sports packages on DN work? I'm a Red Sox fan living in Dallas. I don't care about the NFL or the Texas Rangers. With DTV, I could get Fox Sports SW with the Rangers, but I couldn't switch it out for NESN to watch the Red Sox. The only way I could watch Red Sox games was to purchase the MLB package which, for me, wasn't worth it. If I get NESN on DN will I be able to watch Red Sox games? How about the occasional UMASS football games that are broadcast on NESN but not available on DTV packages? And what about UMASS Softball, Lacross, etc. games where there is no corresponding package. How much of the regional Sports Networks do they black out and what are the alternatives?