They don't currently have an option for people who want HD and can't get HD OTA. You really should go to your cable company (or FIOS TV). I know this is obvious, but a friend was asking for advice, and the main decision was this simple - If you can't get HD OTA, don't go with DirecTV. DirecTV is really screwing the high-end consumers. No HD MPEG-4 DVR for 6-18 months (and no baseline to set expectations, except the questionable R15).