So, I am considering a TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV. I know it hasn't gotten any real love here, but here is some background on my situation and why. I have been a TiVo customer for YEARS! Love them and have had them with my Xfinity service. I currently have 2 Roamios (with cable cards) and 2 Minis with my hard wired network. All has been working great. Now, I recently have gotten traditional DirecTV satellite service installed in my home. I have a Genie receiver and 2 Genie Minis. All works good with this as well. Due to this, I have drastically reduced my Xfinity services to their internet and local TV channels only. Long story why, but I still need access to the Xfinity based local community public access channels & record them with my TiVos. Satellite doesn't offer these channels so this is why I am keeping my TiVos. I also frequently use pyTivo to transfer recordings from TiVo. This has been working good too. Quite honestly, I think the DirecTV Genie intereface stinks in comparison to TiVo's, but for the current discount I am getting, I can live with it. I was told I am entitled to a free upgrade each yr. The TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV is an option I can choose and is available to me. I am thinking of choosing this. I realize it would be totally independent of my DirecTV Genie network, but any chance the 'TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV' would see my regular TiVOs (Roamios and Minis) so I can stream and transfer content amongst all the TiVo based equipment? Could I also use pyTivo with 'TiVo HD DVR from DIRECTV'?