Advertisements Hi, due to severe line-of-sight problems caused by new construction in my neighborhood, I've finally been physically "boxed out" from seeing the southern horizon and hence satellite reception. So I cringed and switched to a new Tivo Series III and Cox Cable. Took a 3-hour phone call to cancel DirecTV where I nearly had an embolism from arguing that I in fact did NOT have any contract obligations or penalties to pay since I had owned all of my Tivos and other receivers for years!!! Turns out during a troubleshooting call back in April that resulted in a new card being sent, the tech/CSR "inadvertently" - yea, sure.... - activated it as a new, leased receiver. Finally convinced them to just check their own billing records. Voila! An apology and no termination fees. So basically I now have 2 HR10-250s, both upgraded to 100+ hrs HD, that are effectively boat anchors. Don't think I can even do OTA without a sat subscription - true? Any other uses, maybe a standalone Linux OS from the underground forum?? Is there any residual resale value or do I basically toss them on the old basement technology pile with my Sears BETA VCR, Zenith mechanical tuner TV, and Magavox mahogony console stereo with 8-track player??