If you can find it, I would recommend the Viewsat Ultra, thought it's a little pricey. Main reason for me is the USB port where you could use a usb jump drive to load mp3s, pictures and bins. Otherwise either the extreme or the platinum would be good. The extreme has a little more features like hardware blindscan and digital video line out but I have a platinum and it's great for me.
http://www.freetoairreceivers.com/ list all free to air satellite receivers and all viewsats, vs2000 viewsat platinum 2000 viewsat extreme viewsat lite viewsat pvr 7000 and the new viewsat ultra with USB support like the PVR. to find out and compaire the boxes i would go there they show the features VS the other viewsat boxes and show which is the over all best what makes them there own. http://www.theviewsat.com also has a nice chart showing there features and such i can not find it now but its there.
More importantly than WHICH model to buy, is to ensure U get a GENUINE Viewsat, and NOT a fake/imitation/clone of a genuine receiver!...
MANY sites are selling FAKES aka CLONES now....so buy from a well known ESTABLISHED site that also sponsors a DSS forums...The members at the forums will always answer questions regarding the sponsors and the forums owners will always help if there are any problems...Forum site owners do NOT want a bad reputation from bad sponsors selling Clones!...both of these sites have good reputations..both are forums sponsors at established sites..
www.efta.us (use "szot" at checkout for a small discount code)