I've been thinking about upgrading my Hughes DirecTiVo hard drive for a couple of weeks. In order to get to 140 hours of record time on my TiVo it will cost me about $150 (including a new fan). I started thinking that for $50 cheaper, I could get another R15 from D*. So, I called D* last night to inquire about getting an R15 through them (instead of buying from Best Buy or Circuit City). OK, I'll admit it . . . I was trying to weasel a FREE R15 out of them - no go. I actually got connected to a very nice CSR. She and I went over the pros and cons of upgrading the TiVo unit. At the end of that discussion, she said something that kind of stopped me in my tracks. According to her, D* may stop supporting DirecTiVo units in 2009. Does anyone know if this is true? I've been searching for info but can't find anything concrete. I did find a couple of articles over at Engadget that implied there was an agreement between D* and TiVo that would expire eventually, but no mention of a timeline. I LOVE my D*TiVo, and would love to upgrade it, but . . . I don't want to put money into it if it's going to stop working sometime soon. Any info would be greatly appreciated.