Jason....I've got a 30k along with the Sammy 165, and, am very pleased with both, I guess mainly due to having ALL the OTA HD networks here in the Houston area to record. I'd like to have the moded 169time also, but, the DST3000 is not near as hot as the Sammy for OTA, and doing both is a little rich for me presently, maybe later.
I'm sure you'll like the set-up, it works great here. The next thing is the media (DF-300's), once hooked you will got through a lot of it, buy that only on line ;-) Plus all the prerecorded HDNet stuff and D-Theater tape there are to watch too.
I'm glad I got the equipment, no matter of opinion here, and BTW; I did have to send my 30k back as it DOA'ed after a few hours use, but JVC did right by me, and fixed the issue.
Take care and good luck with your project.