The joey's can be a bit buggy and slow(sometimes). Playing videos off your network will be hit or miss. The UI is uneven. Some areas are fine. Some look 20 years old. I am not a fan of how it deals with conflicts or your ability to manage "season passes". We just moved to DISH from DirectTV. I would say DTV picture quality is a little better. When there is rain fade, it seems like the joey will lock up when I want to switch from live TV to a recording. I don't like having to buy additional boxes to view netflix, hulu, or HD w/DD movies. We had Tivo many years ago and I left for DTV looking for greener pastures. When Dish is up, I'll be coming back, hoping the Roamio gets me closer to where I want to be. All three have their strengths and weaknesses. There is sticker shock on tivo hardware, but you will get quite a bit back when you sell.