Advertisements We're a longtime Tivo household. Have had a Series 1 since 2000. Have had DirecTV and an HR10-250 in the living room since 2004. We own the HR10-250, bought it at full price the week it was released. We live in a condo and the MDU contractor has been dragging his feet with the dish upgrade. The complex was wired during construction by the local cable company so there's only one coax line from the utility room into each unit. As a result, our MDU guy could only give us a single input for the Tivo; we can't have DirecTV on the other TVs in the house either. We have a Tivo HD for OTA and internet streams/downloads in the bedroom. Our MDU contractor now claims he will swap the common dish next week. So I called DirecTV and they are sending one of the new DVRs as a free "upgrade." The only requirement was agreeing to a new two-year commitment. However, I'm having second thoughts. I was already iffy about the swap because of the horrid experiences I've seen people reporting with the DirecTV HR2x units. Talking it through with my spouse last night, I explained that we'd need to switch out the Tivo in the living room. He became apprehensive. He uses Tivo extensively. We currently have 51 Season Passes/Wishlists on the HR10 and rarely watch live TV. He doesn't want to recreate the setup or lose the programs stored on the Tivo. He asked if we couldn't just keep things as is. I explained that we're going to lose more HD channels soon. We had the LA HD feeds and he was irritated when those went away. Then he surprised me by saying he didn't want to change. He wants to keep the Tivo as SD only. After thinking about it, he makes sense. The only HD DirecTV channels we record are HBO and Showtime. We'd still have them in SD so it's not like losing the LA feeds when the channels went away completely. We also have a PS3 and Apple TV hooked up to the living room HDTV so we can get HD content when we need it. Now I'm wondering what to do. Option 1-Replace the HR10-250 with the DirecTV DVR and hope for the best. Option 2-Return the unopened DirecTV DVR when it arrives and reject the two-year commitment. We could keep using the HR10-250 for the foreseeable future for SD DirecTV and HD OTA then swap when/if a new DirecTivo HD is released. Option 3-Return the DirecTV DVR and drop DirecTV completely. Order Comcast and move the Tivo HD to the living room. We'd only have a standard cable box with on demand in the bedroom but that's probably okay. By the time we add the surcharge from our MDU, the monthly bill for each service is within a few dollars of the other. I'm particularly interested in hearing from former HR10-250 owners that switched to the HR2x. Would you do it again or do you regret making swap? I hope this doesn't turn into thread when the evangelicals from each side debate arcane tech trivia. Thanks.