Advertisements Out of the blue I got a brochure from DirecTV. I haven't had D since 2002 (where I was introduced to Tivo, BTW), but they had a "come back" special so I went to the site and started to look through it and now I am actually cosidering leaving Tivo. I have a cableco that is included in my HOA fees, so it would seem to be a slam dunk to stay with cable and Tivo, but it is actually very interesting price wise. Here is a rundown: I have 4 tivos, 8 tuners (planned to go to 5) and 6 total TVs. I have one lifetime S3, two Premieres and one THD. I currently pay $0 for cable (actually I pay for it, but that fee will never go away as it is in my HOA), $10 HD upgrade fee, $10 cable card fees, $6 cable box fees (non Tivo TVs), and $27 in Tivo fees. That runs $53. It would be $65 if I added another Tivo. I get a whopping 36 HD channels, and only 5 regional sportsnets. With the D* offer I received, it comes to $80 per month for two years including all equipment- I'd be out $300 up front. I would get all of the same channels, plus a boatload more HD and more Sportsnets plus dozens more regular channels as well as access to their free Cinema movies (they say over 4000, sort of like netflix streaming). I would get only 2 DVRs (half of my Tivos never record anyway, but we use them for MRV) and the other 4 TVs would get HD receivers that act as clients to watch programs streamed from the DVRs. We also use the tivos to stream movies from our computer, but it appears the D* boxes can do that as well. And, since I only get Netflix streaming, I could potentially eliminate that $8 per month if the D* content is worthwhile. I would give up Pandora (I have it on my PCs and two Blu Ray players), Amazon (but D* has their own VOD of course) and Tivos. I really need some help here as I am really considering this move. What am I missing?