Going back to when I first got cable TV, Dish is absolutely the worst system I've ever had to deal with. For example, want closed captioning after your spouse goes to sleep?
You will have to press buttons at least 13 times. All the important buttons are at the top, so it's easy to hit the wrong one, which is very irritating when watching without a light on. The volume is two separate small round buttons above the main circle, which offers channel up and down arrows, and two side arrows that change "themes" (left) and let you "browse" (right). I've never found a use for them.
The channel guide button is just to the right of the volume up button and is the same size. Worst remote ever: a 5th grader could design a much better one.
Recording anything? It's very complicated with only one receiver for two TV's, and a second receiver would cost $100 plus a monthly fee. In the middle of a show you think you should record?
It will only record from the moment you hit the record button, so you lose the first half of the show. That's how smart the design is, right out of the 1980s or earlier.
If you're used to DirecTV, you will be amazed and frustrated with the junk that Dish calls a system. Avoid them at all costs.
Monetary Loss: $960.