Advertisements I sent a semi detailed email to Chase Carey this morning at 10:22 CDT detailing some of the functional deficiencies and missing features in DirecTV's R20 DVR verses the the HR10-250 with TiVo DVR. Also asking when I might see a DirecTV HD MPEG-4 Receiver with TiVo. At 13:26 CDT I received a call from Arien at DirecTV Corporate Headquarters. I spent just over 40 minutes talking with Arien regarding the R20 verses HR10-250 and what all the HR10-250 does that the R20 does not, and what the R20 does do but not that well. About all that really came out of the call was that if DirecTV customers really want the TiVo interface, then they have to let DirecTV know that. I know it seems that talking to a DirecTV CSR is useless and I mentioned that, he tried to assure me that it is not. He explained that when customers call and request things like channels, features and such, the CSR has the capability to log those requests in a format meant specifically for that purpose, add them to a list per se, and those requests are reviewed and tallied each and every day and forwarded on. These sort of requests can also be made on DirecTV's web site via the Send Email feature on the Contact Us page. I mentioned that it seems like when ever this is done it just goes into a black hole. Arien assured me that although they may not always respond, they do review all that is sent to them. And I'll have to agree with that. This wasn't the first time I emailed Mr. Carey since Murdoch departed, probably my third or fourth, but this one got a direct fast response. So, all of you that would really like to get TiVo back in your DirecTV DVR's, now is your opportunity to let DirecTV know that. Email them or call them and tell them, don't say it won't work, because you're right, it won't if you don't. Point out things that you miss, that the TiVo has, or does better. Some of the things I pointed out were, losing the buffer when flipping between tuners, the Guide i.e. being able to see the next 8 programs coming up on a channel not just the next 2 without scrolling, having programs in the Guide that don't have any episode information but looking on the TiVo DVR it has it, not being able to scroll back through the Guide to see a program that aired 4 hours ago (I find this useful at times for information or so that I can easily find a future airing of it to record), in Managing Recordings --> Prioritizer it doesn't tell you what channel it will record the show on (I sometimes record a show on two different channels to get more episodes of it), slow response to buttons on the remote, etc. We also discussed that Dish's TurboHD claims to be all 1080p, Arien said DirecTV is headed there. And yes, I write my Alderman, Mayor, Governor, State and Federal Legislatures too.