I must say that I am disappointed with my initial experience with Direct TV. I was previously a Tivo/Time Warner user. I didn't like the lack of HD on TW and from reading the DTV website, it looked like the feature set of the systems were close enough that it would be worth the switch. I previously had 3 HD Tivos and the associate at DTV convinced me that all I would need was 1 DVR and two receivers with MRV to get comparable functionality My initial install on Thursday was fine until we ran into the issue with MRV and using the internet. I had to come back to this site to confirm that it wouldn't work as it should be just plugging in an ethernet cable into the DVR. When I called DTV they spent 30 minutes telling me all I needed to do was plug in the cable, then they asked do you really want to have an internet connection to your DVR? I said, your website says all these features should work, why is it so hard to actually get them working. The guy comes out and does the decca thing and after an hour on the phone trying to get MRV to work again we finally get it set up. With Tivo we rarely watch live tivo, so imagine my shock when i realized and confirmed on this site that only one receiver can pull from the DVR at a time. We have two kids who like to watch different programming. One stream at a time is a joke. Since we finally got the internet set up, I decided to try mediashare and direct 2 PC. Both of these programs seem alpha and certainly not ready for primetime. With Tivo, the features just worked and the support for codecs was pretty vast. If I get another DVR, I should be fine for viewing, but I doubt direct tv will give me one. Maybe I can find an older model on ebay for the kids. I think the picture quality and channel line-up for DTV are superior, but as of today, I am disappointed and longing for the days of Tivo where everything worked as it should the first time without all of the alpha features marketed as GA ready.