When we moved in we decided to upgrade from regular DirecTv to HD DirecTV. We did not know that there was a difference in the satellie dish needed as well as the DVR units needed. Not to mention, you need to sign a 2 year contract when doing HD rather than the standard 1 year contract. We ha some issues getting it installed because they didn't bring a ladder big enough to do the install the first time so we had to reschedule to bring them out a week later. The installation technicians were o.k. They were nice and knew their stuff. If there was a comparable option to DirecTv, I would definitely look into it.