I currently have basic cable through Comcast. I pay $83 a month for this service. I am wanting to go to satellite but I am having trouble figuring out a cost. I have my phone and internet through Embarq/CenturyLink. I can get Dish Network through them but I can't find a channel lineup and the website is confusing on pricing. I can also get Direct. Haven't researched them yet. In a month or two, we are going to buy a big screen for the basement and move the 32" lcd upstairs for my wife so hd is going to be a requirement. Dvr is also a requirement. I will have a total of 5 televisions hooked up. Only two will be hd if that makes a difference. Can you hook up 5 tvs to satellite? We don't need a ton of channels. No extra movie channels. Just the basics. Can anybody chime in with which satellite company is the best or should I just stay with my cable company? Any horror stories to share? Costs you want to share? Any general statements?