Advertisements You still don't get that you and your 2000 friends just don't count against 16.5 million subs. DirecTV loves you since you're still paying your bill. The *only* message they will listen to is if you and 250,000 other people all dropped DirecTV in the same month and all stated Tivo was the reason. Other then that they don't notice you and they don't care. But hey, be the trooper and take one for the team. DirecTV will still gladly accept your money every month.