After using my Premiere XL with OTA for a year -- wonderfully -- my other half wants cable back. Tried four, yes four, visits from Time Warner reps trying to get the M card, Tivo and TWC working. No such luck. We are fed up. The cable rep is now saying it must be the Tivo with problems because they have tried absolutely everything else. About to consider DirecTV with their machine -- no waiting for their Tivo -- and eating the 11 months left on my Tivo annual renewal, which was just done a month ago. (Sigh.) But it is worth marital peace. Two questions: 1) Can I just my Tivo as my DVR with DirecTV and not get one from them? Basiclly just use it without hooking it up with Tivo service? 2) If we do get the DirecTV dvr/box, how hard is it to have DirecTV *and* my Tivo set up with OTA? Thanks all!