Hello! I'm tired of cable, and really like the idea of moving to a satellite system for getting my TV. I have a few basic questions first, though. 1) I live in an apartment, and while the management has no real problem with dishes being installed, my particular building is situated badly. Namely, azimuth 224, elevation 39 (Richmond, VA) is only visible through a window in my HT room, which I'd prefer to keep dark by keeping the window shuttered. Is it possible to get good reception through glass? Will installation be more trouble than it's worth? I can shroud the dish as it points out the window to help with the ambient light issue, but I'm not optimistic about reception. 2) I do most of my TV watching time-shifted via two TiVos, which I understand means I'll need to split the sat signal between (at least) two decoders. Will I need to pay monthly fees for each decoder? Are there any other issues involved with splitting the signal besides using a Radio shack splitter like I've already got for my cable feed? 3) I'm big on sports, so DirecTV seems like the better option programming-wise. I notice from a cursory look that there seems to be a real preference for Dish Network in this forum. Picture quality and lineup differences aside, are there other issues I should know about between the two providers? -Rich ------------------ Technophilia is like hemophilia... In both cases bleeding oneself dry is a danger.