By getting the 5 LNB dish now, you are saving yourself the trouble of having to have the dish and multiswitch (if more than two DirecTiVo's) replaced in the future if you want to receive any of the MPEG 4 High Def content.
I'm not concerned with the size/weight (kinda figured it would be bigger anyway). My only concern was the potential negative impact it would have on my current setup since I'd only want locals on any additional TVs beyond the three have DirecTV on. (thus saving me $10 for additional boxes)Rax said:Bigger and lots heavier but will be necessary for future programming. They retail for $150 right now and DirecTV is claiming a shortage. They're only handing them out to people who have HD locals. If you can get it, get it.
It won't make much of a difference to your current setup.