Advertisements Ummm, why don't you actually read what he wanted to know, which was what his options are both SD and HD. My quote was simply that the DirecTivo's haven't been made in about 5 years and some are old enough that DirecTV won't activate them anymore (thus be careful getting on on eBay) because DirecTV won't activate any non-IRD receiver (which some of the older DirecTivo's are). This is Tivo bashing how? Then I proceed to let him know something that he didn't know that the HR10-250 cannot get any HD from DirecTV but OTA only. Again, true and not bashing at all and in fact looks like I saved him some pain because he didn't know this. I then also suggested that DirecTV may not be right for him, especially going into a 2 yr commitment on the hope that a yet unreleased box actually gets released in a certain timeframe which nobody has any solid information on yet. Again, no bashing, just the facts. So I steered the guy away from DirecTV and said, and I quote: So how you take this as "Tivo bashing" and as a DirecTV fanboy I'll never know. Sounds to me that it's *you* that can't accept the reality of the situation to properly give people advice. My advice is this (and please read carefully, I will try to use small words for you): If Tivo is your top priority and you also need HD as well then DirecTV, right now, may not be the best choice for you as you have no options. If you have DirecTV already and can hold out until there are some finalized dates on release of the new HD unit then by all means. But I would advise anyone thinking of moving to DirecTV to think about it long and hard because I know I personally would never sign up for DirecTV *hoping* that some new box nobody has seen and has no firm release date will come out, again assuming Tivo was my top priority. I'd push someone toward getting a Tivo HD or Premier and cable/FIOS if that was an option for them. Again, assuming a real Tivo is the top thing they are after. Now if SD is all you care for or need then my advice is simple...if you feel comfortable with older hardware then an SD DirecTivo is a fine device and still works great for SD channels from DirecTV. Only thing you really miss is VOD and interactive stuff and if you don't care about those things then rock it with a DirecTivo. Just be careful where you buy and check on things like how old is the hard drive, power supply and so forth. Last thing you want to do is buy one only to have it fail on you soon after. So check with Weeknees (if they still sell them) before hitting up eBay. And make sure to get an RID unit. So, is that all clear enough for you? I hope I didn't burst your bubble by not "bashing" Tivo, which I wasn't doing before either. Truth hurts I guess, but if Tivo is your top priority then DirecTV may not be the service for you. Understand?