Just got my H20 yesterday. I tried to read as much of this thread as I could so I hope I don't repeat whats already been discussed.
First my take on what HAS been said.
PQ is the best out of the three HD recievers I now have:
Menu's and guide are pathetic. Slow, confusing, lacking many must have features, etc.
A couple of things I didn't see in this thread
The H20 is hooked to a Viewsonic n2750w 16:9 LCD. One of my main concerns before my H20 arrived was how it would deal with letterbox SD on a 16:9 display that doesn't zoom. I hate having pillars and bars with a small image in the middle. A serious issue for my Samsung CRT RP 16:9 HDTV(which the Sammy can and has to adjust for). It's connected to the HR10-250 which has no zoom, only aspect correction(adding bars but no stretch zoom crop or whatever).
The H20 has crop which solves that for me and does it without distortion. The Sammy HDTV when set to zoom1 fills the screen but is slightly squashed vertically making everyone a little shorter and rounder.
The problem is it has the 3 formats(pillar box, stretch and crop) for all four resolutions so either you browse the endless menus and set it to crop or you cycle through the dozen choices with the format button.
Figured it out. Just had to turn native on and after finally finding it, turn off the resolution I didn't want. Now I can switch to crop with only a couple presses of the format button.
Speaking of letterbox, I've noticed I never see the LB icon in the guide or banner.
Now that crop is easy I don't care wether I know it's LB or not. I found the LB icons. It would be nice if they appeared in the guide.
Since going HD I've had to do a lot more button pushing when switching between programs with different resolutions and formats. The H20 seems to just add more button pushes.
Oh well. In spite of it's shortcomings the most important thing is PQ and it's outstanding. That makes me a happy customer. It took 2 visits and 3 installers 5 days to get me going mainly because they didn't have all the dish parts yet. I'm basically one of the first to get upgraded in my area (market 130+) which won't be eligable for mpeg4 for some time.