I was in the same position you are. I refused to pay $400 for obsolete equipment. D* was previously offering $299-$100 to many people. Even after that was over many people were and still are getting the HD DVR for about $200. Me, they wanted to charge $400. So I called Comcast. I am getting their Digital Silver package for $25 off per month for the next 16 months. I also got their high speed internet and phone service for $69.99 per month for the next 12 months. The total is $20 more than I was paying for all of these services but I am getting HBO, much faster internet, HD channels, no antenna, On Demand, free long distance phone service, no contract, no buying equipment and having to pay to fix it, etc. Comcast will have a true Tivo early next year.