I switched from DTV to Dish about 3 weeks ago. Best choice I have made. I was with DTV for almost 10 years. The Hopper 3 is by far better then the DTV genie. I would not go back. Be ready for DTV to give you some great deals to stay with them. If you are really on the fence and like the Genie 2 and not the price call and say you are going to cancel. Don't take the first 2 or 3 offers. Keep saying no and you will get a great deal. My final offer was my entire bill cut in half for 12 months. No contract extension. I was already on a discounted price so it was literally about $20 a month. I still wanted the Hopper 3 so I made the switch. I was really really tempted not to though. In fact I took the offer from DTV and called Dish up to cancel the install and they offered the Hopper 3, 3 4K Joeys, and one wireless Joey for no cost for the actual equipment. So I called back DTV once more and canceled. They finally gave in and said they couldn't do better.