Advertisements As an eleven year DirecTV customer paying 100+ a month and I am thinking about switching to Dish. The reason is this .TIVO. I love Tivo I have been using it since the first DirecTivo was introduced many years ago and was one of the first to purchase the HR-250. Unfortunately, it is becoming patently obvious that my HR-250 days are numbered. Without mpeg-4 compression I get very few high def channels and have to deal with good, but inconsistent, OTA local HD, rather than over the dish. I was willing to live with this imperfect situation by getting an HR20 and buying a second HDTV (currently my second TV is SD with a conventional DirectTivo) so at least I could watch some of the HD channels unavailable on the HR-250. When I called DirecTV (retentions) I was obvious to me that they could care less. The best deal they offered was $199 and exchange my HR-250, or $299 without the exchange. I really didnt want give them my HR-250 for $100, especially since it was their change in technology that is making it worthless. I feel like DirecTV is putting its own customers in a terrible position. Ive paid for three years of high definition with very few channels and now they want me to invest more (in an inferior product, the HR20) to get the new channels. It is not the money that bugs me so much as their disregard for a long term well paying customer. If I switch to Dish at least I will receive a better pvr, the ViP722 for free, eliminate the mpeg4/ota problem, and give DirecTV the finger! Am I missing something?