Specifically Dish or Direct. My entire adult life has been spent in apartments..and recently a townhome but I still have only cable and know nothing about sattelite tv. This won't be for my personal use, but rather a family hunting lodge that is under construction. Cable isn't an option, so one of the two companies will be our only choice. We do want HD, dvr is a maybe and definitely need an HDMI capable box since we want to run one HDMI from a surround receiver to a Panasonic 54" plasma. Which company has the best equipment and offers bang for the buck programming? Even though cost will be shared between 3 families....the lodge won't be occupied year round, so paying too much for service not used will be an issue.