I have been away from Direc for quite a while due to a move to a house with no way to see the sats (since 2002) but before that had the service since its inception. Having moved to an area where I can choose DirecTV again, I am really considering it, but the decision is going to be based on Whole Home and Media features, so hopefully someone can help me out. I currently have 5 Tivos and cable service and all are hard wired to my home network. I also have a media center PC which serves up my archived movies to any of the Tivos. The Tivos also give me access to Netflix and Amazon VOD as well as YouTube. We really use these quite a bit as well as the MRV feature to move content from one DVR to another. However, I have monthly fees on all the Tivos as well as cable card fees from my cableco. In all, just the "box fees" run me about $60 monthly. The downside with the Tivos is simply the way they have implemented whole home, which means some content cannot be shared to another location (so we may have to record the same thing on multiple Tivos) and the lack of content with my cableco (only 36 non-premium HD channels, a bunch of sportsnets missing, etc.). If I went with two HD DVRs (so we can record 4 programs at a time) and three HD receivers, I am wondering how much functionality I would give up. Specifically: - Can I only stream one show from a DVR at a time- we have times when at least 3 of the tivos are watching recorded content and sometimes two are getting recordings from the same Tivo this would potentially be even greater if I gave up 3 tivos in favor of HD receivers. - How well does the Media sharing work? We watch a LOT of content from teh Media Center PC, so this is very important. Does the D receiver handle as many media formats as the Tivo? -How much external storage can I add to the DVRs? I currently have 1TB eSata drives on 3 of the 5 tivos. -What about Netflix and YouTube? Do I have to use PlayOn and give up HD? -Any other factors I am not considering given my priorities? Thanks for any answers/suggestions.