Wow, just switched from 1 1/2 years of Dish to Direct. Went from Dish 6000, Dishplayer, and a PVR 501 to the Direct counterparts. The UTV rocks. It's a Dishplayer on steroids (someone else on here coined that) without all the bugs. The commercial skip and quick rewind works faster and the dual tuner is great. The Hughes HDTV look great as well. I switched only to get HDnet on Direct instead of HDCBS on Dish and it was worth it. The UTV is wonderful!