Advertisements http://gear.ign.com/articles/679/679224p1.html excerpt: Owners of the TiVo HD DVR have been forced to give up many of the added features of TiVo Series 2 units. The HR20, in contrast, promises to deliver many of the special extras of today's updated DVRs. The device features two DirecTV inputs, two ATSC tuners, one satellite in, an HDMI input, a component input, a composite input, and a digital/coaxial out. Interestingly, the HR20 also includes not one, but two Ethernet ports - we asked why, and a rep on hand said we would have to wait and see. It also boasts two USB 2.0 ports for future connectivity. The box enables users to record two sources from either DirecTV or ATSC - even at the same time. That's all good and fine, but when does the HR20 finally come out and how much is it going to cost? DirecTV would not give us a firm date, but it did state that the unit will definitely be available in Q2 2006. "Really Q2, we swear," a spokesperson told us. Meanwhile, we're able to report some fantastic news for early adopters who picked up a DirecTV TiVo HD DVR. DirecTV reps confirmed to us today that the HR20 will be made available "completely free of charge" to select HD TiVo owners as soon as the former becomes available. By select, the company means owners who live in the PST or MT areas of the United States, as these regions will be the first to make the switch to MPEG-4 broadcasts. HD TiVo owners who live in other parts of the US can either wait a little longer for the same deal or purchase the HR20 for only $99 smackers. Brand new customers will pay approximately $200 for the device and will get a significant mail-in rebate, according to DirecTV. ------------ first off, um...wasn't Detroit first...and Philly has been up for a few months and is NOT in the PST or MT zones. And NY is up now also. I think those 2 cities combine to have about 9 million people right? Where do they get these spokespeople? How rude to exclude us East coasters. Another attempt at alienation I guess. And I don't understand what they are saying to 'wait a little longer' for free or purchase it for 99 bucks? I'm assuming they mean if you wait for their official rollout it's free but I'm sure most of us wouldn't mind paying 99 to get it sooner, as they are inferring. What a setup without any basis I can see. Do you read it like that? Or am I missing something? And how in the heck can they sell this for 200 new when the tivo was 1K? A positive is it appears we all get to keep our Hdtivos!