Well guys, it's been a fun 8 years or so as a DirecTivo customer. I really did intend to hold out until the new HD DirecTivo's ship, but I decided over the weekend to just bail. I had D* over this morning and they installed a new Slimline-3 dish and dropped off a couple of HR-24s. MRV, so the HRs basically will work as just one big DVR.
I will say that the HR-24s are much better than the R-15. Same general look and feel, but the HR-24 is very responsive, and they have cleaned up some of the menus. I still think Tivo from 10 years ago has a better interface, but the HR-24 is workable, whereas I still feel that the R-15 really wasn't - at least, mine wasn't. SmartSearch doesn't scope the way I like, which is the Tivo way. I don't care to search by actor or keyword, while I can see the point in having just one interface to search everything, you end up with a longer list of things to go through to find the show you want. And even though it's renamed, their Series Scheduler - the old Prioritizer - is still slower and simply less easy than setting up a series on a DirecTivo
I'll still check in regularly, and I'm still very interested to see what becomes of the long-awaited HD DirecTivo. Who knows, maybe they'll offer it as a software upgrade or something.
Doubleplay does work, of course, again, Tivo's 10 year old way is better but the results are the same.