Advertisements Let us imagine that I simply left DirectTV. Could I still use my HD-250 as an HD OTA tuner with all the usual TiVo features / guides, etc? Or for that to work would I have to maintain at least a minimal DirectTV subscription and pay for TiVo service through them? If the latter, how long would that last before the DirectTV / TiVo relationship ends? If all I'm going to do is OTA, would I just be better off buying a Series 3 and transferring my Series 1 lifetime (I suppose I have 12 hours to figure that out)? (I'm asking because I'm seriously rethinking my relationship with TV, Sat & Cable. In a world where I can download movies & tv in HD onto my hard drive, I'm not sure why I want cable/sat. I don't surf now. I only watch specific shows I care about. The only reason to keep the OTA stuff is because it's free and I can watch the occassional random show I want to try and the football game I suddenly care about. I'm thinking that instead of moving to Series 3 and Comcast (spit) when my 250 becomes useless with DirectTV, I could just spend the money on a good RAID solution and be done with it. And, no, I'm not trolling. I'm just torn. I feel like I'm leaving a girlfriend I've been happy with for years just because someone new who wears tighter skirts has been flirting with me.) Peace.