Advertisements Ok first of all I have been a Directv subscriber for years. I've been a Directivo (SD-DVR40) subscriber for over 2 years. My question is this: Why do we pay a fee for Tivo services? Let me explain... Regular Tivo users pay because they want to receive a viewing guide for their Cable provider. If you stop paying the fee, then you no longer will get a guide but you can still record live video, xbox, psx, or whatever you feed through it. WE get our guide from satellite REGARDLESS if it's a DVR or NOT. They have all but stopped supporting our units with going with their own in house brand so we can't expect new features and new firmware builds in the future can we? Realistically we can't expect them to. So the fee doesn't go for that. We did LOSE some things. I loved the Tivolution magazine. It was a great categorized way to find current movies on for the month and other neat things. That was gone long ago. I would pay a few bucks OVER the normal fee just to have that back and JUST for that alone. Instead we still have those corny downloaded advertisements for consumer products and movies. This just generates more revenue which could completely ELIMINATE those fees, as regular non-DVR customers don't see them at all, only us. Comments?