Advertisements In no particular order, here are the initial things I've discovered in the first few minutes of owning this. Since there is one thing I'm sure you don't know yet, let's start with it. HDMI does NOT overide component. With D if you have two HDTVs connected, and the one using HDMI is on, or in some cases if it is just connected, the other TV will not get a picture. With DISH, you can watch two different HDTVs at the same time, though of course on the same channel. You probably would never do that, but here is a scenario. I use a projection TV for movies, and a 26" for other stuff and non HD programming. If I wanted to go right from watching a movie to the other TV, I had to wait 5 minutes for the projector to completely turn off. In some cases, and before the last soft ware upgrade, you had to keep the HDMI unplugged to watch the other TV, then plug it in to watch it, then unplug it again. You can watch two different TVs, one standard, on two different channels in dual mode. In single mode you get PIP. Since there was never much to watch before in HD with D, I can only comment on this about PQ, it is at least as good and probably better. Someone else had said the buffer is two hours, but I can't find any information on that yet, I don't think its been on that long yet to find out. They advise turning the unit off when done to better get upgraded software. If you switch, keep your HR10-250. If you do a rerun setup, and select antenna only, and rerun that, you may find you have channels you didn't know you even had. I can now watch an HD network show, while recording another on the DISH. Recording something doesn't seem as nice to do, but I'll probably get used to it. You have to find it in the guide first. There's more menus to go through. I don't know about wish lists because I don't use them, but it does do season passes. I really thought I had more to say, but I've already forgotten a lot. Needless to say, I am glad I made the switch, and I've yet to really watch anything, but I rarely like anything I get right out of the box, so this has really impressed me. Here's something else I just remembered. DISH gives you some really good line up cards that are sturdy and will last, and are in alphabetical order. D gives you nothing and anything you could get from them is in numerical order. Hey, if I knew the number of the channel I wouldn't need the card.