I guess it all depends on what you like to watch. I watch a lot of stuff that's already in HD so the HDTivo will be of big value to me. Of course, I already had an HD receiver that I sold for $350. I'll sell the Hughes I got on the $99 for at least a $200 profit. And I'll also sell my current DirecTivo for at least $150. So if add that all up it's at least $700. With the $100 discount from VE my end cost will be about $200 and that includes all the antenna work I got D* to do last week. Well worth it to me. BTW, I'm around Belmont and Cumberland so my area is much more conducive to good reception.