Hello, all. Since DirecTV announced the new HD channels and its MPEG4 receiver. I have been searching the various forums to see if there is any hope for ever getting the HR10-250 converted or upgraded. The answer seems to be a NO! I know on these type of forums many electronic wizards and gurus hang out. Are there any out there that think a hardware conversion will ever be found. I need to stay with the simple TIVO interface because my elderly parents have the same system as I, and this way I can help them over the phone. I tried the Direct TV DVR thing and was very disappointed. Is there any other way to have TIVo and still get the MPEG 4 HD programs? Can one incorporate a standalone TIVO and DIret receiver? I know TIVO now has a HD receiver, but only for cable.