Advertisements It is rumored that Directv reads these boards Directv, please read. The main reason for my post is the HR10-250 OS upgrade. Before I comment on that however I have a couple of other comments. Ive always been happy with my Directv service. Happy enough to continue to pay about $80 a month for said service. Compared to the cable services Ive used and despised previously, Directv quality rocks. SD, HD or whatever. Compared to OTA HD Directv HD is pretty good too. I have no complaints. I tell everyone who will listen to my techno geek ramblings about how great Directv TiVo service is. If they say they dont watch that much TV, I then of course tell them about how that means they need Directv TiVo even more. You know what I mean. All quality recorded shows. No commercials. Im going to be brutally honest and say Ive always thought that Directv TiVo has been a bargain. I would have paid more. And probably will now. I tell people I would rather give up indoor plumbing than give up my TiVos. You have to have your priorities straight. It seems Directv cant keep their hands off a good thing. I mistakenly bought an R15 about 6 months ago without realizing what a piece of crap it is. I of course immediately took it back and ordered an R10. Directv read this carefully. I will give up my TiVos when they pry them from my cold dead fingers. Whatever you were thinking when you attempted to concoct a TiVo knock-off was the most ridiculous item of the day. Theres still time to fix this bone-headed move. Which brings us to the OS upgrade for Directvs flagship TiVo receiver/recorder. There are hundreds (thousands?) of your best customers who have been impatiently waiting for Directv to upgrade the OS on the HR10-250 to the same OS thats on series 2 machines. Many of whom paid $800 to $1000 dollars for their units. How could you not have the OS ready right out of the gate??? Now you dangle this stinkin carrot in front of most of your best tech-savvy customers. Directv could have done many things different but instead chose to treat everyone like a clueless grandmother who cant program a VCR. If I force a call twice in a row the d@%!!! upgrade files which have probably been sitting on my hard drive for 2 or 3 weeks should be executed NOW. This isnt a maintenance release, its a major upgrade and people who read this forum regularly shouldnt have to wait for some systematic execution. To give you a perspective, I had Windows XP installed on my computer before the sun set on the day it was released. At the very least you could give us SOME meaningful communication instead of pretending we arent here. Now please excuse me. I have to go force a call on my HR10-250.