It is baffling trying to wade through all the features and channel lineups. So hopefully, someone here has already done it and can recommend one over the other. I have Comcast cable now, and once again, they raised their prices, now to the point where I don't want them anymore. So I'll be keeping their high speed internet only. I have been looking at Direct TV and Dish. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. The channel lineup aside, I would like to hear about the viewing experience between the two. In other words, is Dish's The Hopper better than Direct TV's The Genie? I'm leaning more toward Direct TV but there is one channel on Dish I would really like to have. Dish seems cheaper, both short and long term. But the Hopper is confusing me. From what I have read, you can watch three different programs on three different TV's with each Hopper plus two Joeys. But there is ambiguity in a lot of comments about that. The Genie says 4 live or recorded on 4 different tv's, no ambiguity. The charges per extra TV are comparable, so that's not an issue. I'll stop here to see if anyone comments. Thanks to all.