New HD channels ( Mpeg 4) are coming out really soon on D*. I cant get them on my HR10-250 which will soon really bother me. I dont want the HR20 (primarily due to the 2 year commitment and no dual buffers) and have been waiting for an alternative. An alternative: The Tivo HD receiver for cable just came out at $299. Sell my two HR10-250 units and buy two Tivo HDs ( might loose a few dollars) but no two year commitment so it is worth it. I dropped Sunday ticket when they charged for HD so no loss here. This way I dont have to deal with the HR20 nor D* and I stay with Tivo. I guess I need to compare the costs, but I am sure it will be similar. Since I never seem to know all that is going on, what am I missing?