I'm considering the switch to Dish from AT&T (Directv) and am curious about opinions. Sports used to be a big deal to me, but I'm pretty much down to the NHL, whatever Bears game is on for the NFL, and college sports. The Big Ten channel is important as is the NHL channel and maybe Center Ice. My biggest complaint with AT&T is having only 5 tuners on the genie. I run into scheduling conflicts all the time which is frustrating to say the least. The new HS17 is only going to have 7 tuners, but takes away tuners for the mini receivers, which means I'll still run into scheduling conflicts. The Hopper 3 seems to be years ahead in this regard. My two biggest concerns that I've been reading about are people having problems with timers/recording due to the new/change in the guide data. Also, the picture quality... as people refer to Dish as HD lite. For those who have been able to compare side by side, is the difference really that big, or?? Even those who couldn't compare side by side... a difference that matters? Any other positives, negatives? I would be getting the Hopper 3, with two 4k Joey, and 3 regular Joey. Thanks all for any and all help.