DirecTV’s HD DVR "leasing" policy is outrageous, they want $399 for the privillage to use the hardware, $10 a month for HD programming, $5 a month to watch HD locals, $5 a month to record, and you still need an OTA to receive the HD locals. Not worth it for me. I've decided to drop my SD Direct DVR Tivo in favor of Brighthouse’s HD DVR package. BrightHouse use SA8300 DVR, comes with HDMI and Digital Audio out, and firewire support for an external HDD to increase storage capacity. BrightHouse has the same capabilities, dual tuner with HD locals included, getting a additional HD non-dvr receiver for $4 a month, no long term contract required. Total cost with HBO HD...$100/month bundled with my High Speed Internet. I don’t see how Direct and Dish can stay in business much longer with local cable and phone companies under cutting their prices so much, they need to work on customer retention more also. By 2009 everyone will be broadcasting DTV, I think then they will have to stop charging a premium for HDTV. BrightHouse is getting installed on Thursday, I'm curious to hear what offer, if any, Direct will make to keep me, they sure cant beat the price.