It is a Directv mess up. They changed the guide data and it is not compatable with any software version prior to 6.4a. Tivo does not have that version available anymore. So apparently, if you want your locals back you have to get dtvs crappy dvrs. they want to charge you a s&h fee for their screw-up. also want to charge you a rental fee for every receiver you get from them. I have 5 Tivos atm. 4 with software version 6.2a and 1 with version 3.?. so you can see my deal with them is no cheap thing.