I know this has been rehashed here many times as I study the past threads. However, it seems to have been a minute. The prices have come pretty close to each other so that shouldn't be a huge issue (although renting the DirecTV HD DVR at 199 is a little high). Obviously, DirecTV has more curent channels and more to come, but I would surmise that Dish won't be far behind. That brings me to this. I just bought a th-50ph10uk, a harman kardan 247, and a full set of reference onix. With this set-up, would one dvr be better than the other? I can't see how either seems to be much better. Does it all just come down to channel availability? Because if so, it seems I should go with DirecTV. I wonder if I searched hard enough if I could get someone to throw in a HDDVR with DirecTV so I wouldn't have to drop the extra couple hundred? Any suggestions here? Am I on the right path? Sorry to rehash worn out topics, but I need a little current guidance. AVS has led me right so far with my other purchases. Thanks.