I'm sure there has been a million "how to get started" threads, but the ones I've seen are outdated, so I figured some of you guys might take pity and help me out I'm currently with Frontier. I have 3 HDTVs, all with Verizon DVRs. The service is great, but the rates are ridiculous, especially now with the $30 increase they've added for no legitimate reason. I'm ready to make a switch, but would like to go with DirectTV, simply because they offer MLBnet and Boomerang, 2 staple channels in our household. Dish and Comcast do not offer both of these channels. Savings would add up to $70+ per month for the same channel lineup. Anyway, I would like to get started with TiVo, as I've heard the boxes are much more reliable, faster, and have cleaner interfaces. I need to know: Do I need a TiVo box for each TV? The Premiere box does not appear to be compatible with DirectTV... what box IS compatible? Website only shows Premiere and XL. I do not want a "DirectTV DVR".... as the lease fees and "DVR service fees" add up to quite a bit and is of lessor quality than TiVo (so I've heard). Tivo Website advertising FREE Premiere boxes (not sure if I can get 3 for free?) with $19.95/month subscription fee (are 2nd and 3rd box fees less per month?). I am stuck going with Comcast if I get these boxes? What kind of hidden fees can I expect from my new sat/cable provider if I use a TiVo rather than their boxes? Or will I just pay $xx.xx for channel package A? I do not currently have internet service at my house. Do I need it? (I realize I'd need it for Hulu, Netflix, etc... but do I need it for regular recording, playback, channel skip, on demand, etc...) THANKS GUYS (and gals!) CLIFFS Brand new to TiVo Currently with overpriced Frontier Wanting to switch to sat/cable Need help getting started What fees to expect from TiVo and Sat providers Internet?