Advertisements Some years ago I first learned of the existence of SD DirecTivo units checking out the Tivo Community Forum. I was interested in Tivo but didn't realize they had a unit that integrated with DirecTV. That turned out to be one of the best electronics buying decisions I've ever made. I've had an HD-ready Pioneer RP for several years but never had any HD programming. I wasn't interested if I couldn't tivo it. Over the weekend I noticed you had an HDTV Tivo forum and learned of the HD DirecTivo offer. It was too good to refuse. I made the call on Monday and just for asking got pretty much the same deal as described: $299, $100 rebate, free install, 5x8 multiswitch, discounted HD package (I already receive HBO and Showtime). They told me they could install it on Thursday. So I spent three days worrying what could go wrong: could they see all the satellites, would the receiver malfunction, would the installers have to cancel, or worse, screw things up? Come Thursday, two installers showed up with the equipment and a ton of supplies. It took several hours but they did all that had to be done, and their outside work certainly looked professional. I didn't need to install an OTA antenna as I have a big ol' roof antenna (with rotor that still works, after a fashion). Long story short, everything came up roses. My signal strength on satellite is, if anything, a tad higher than it had been. The OTA NBC station didn't appear at first, but after making a few adjustments with the rotor, it snapped into place. And OTA HD looks stunning. So thanks for twice giving me a much-needed heads up on things I didn't know I needed! By the way, michiganmicrotech did my install. They did a great job, exactly the opposite of the installer horror stories you sometimes read.