I have had it with Adelphia. I have 3 boxes; one is HD/DVR, one is SD/DVR, and one is just SD. I rarely get to watch TV, because they can't seem to "fix" our neighborhood, so my digital channels are terrible, if they come on at all. So, I am ready to call DirecTV... but after reading all the posts here, not so sure now. What about the SD/DVR and SD receiver ? (I need one each) Surely if I am already in an area receiving MPEG4 broadcasts (Northern Virginia, 35 miles south of DC, hard to say if I am) the SD equipment sent to me is already upgraded? For HD/DVR...I understand the new HR20 DVR will not be available until summer '06 timeframe. And when I can get it, the HR20 will be leased and my DirecTV HR10-250 will be a paperweight...so I assume they will waive any upfront fee for the new DVR. :eek2: But the question is, when will the HR10-250 BE obsolete? If I am already in the MPEG4 area, does that mean this unit will already not record in HD?