Hello all, this is my first post here. About a week ago I switched from Directv to dish due to dish being a little cheaper. When with Directv I had the directivo dvr and didnt have any problems with it so I was a bit worried when switching to the dish PVR 625 but after having it Im amazed at the fact that it out performed the tivo. I have it set up so its just hooked up to my bedroom TV (so i can record two things at once). The features Im loving having now is the on screen caller id, countdown to recording, 30 second skip forward, and the dish pass feature. It can do everything tivo can and more. With directivo i got 80 hours of recording time and with the dish I get 100. The reason Im posting this is because when i was waiting a few days for my scheduled dish installation I tried to ready up on the pvr 625 and couldnt find much, so if anyone reading this is debating switching from a stand alone tivo or directivo to the dish pvr you have nothing to worry about, Im just mad I didnt switch sooner.