I bought a new HR10-250 Tivo DVR on ebay with the hope to use it to view and record over-the-air HD broadcasting. It turns out that the DVR serves well as a tuner. I get quite a few HD stations through my standard antenna. The problem is that I cannot use the recording capabilities of my DVR. The manual says I need to sign up with the ($4.99) "DIRECTV DVR with TIVO" service to be able to record. Can I subscribe to this service individually without having to subscribe to any other DIRECTV services ? My idea is to purchase a DIRECTV Satellite dish for the DVR program information download only. Will this work or do I have to subscribe to DIRECTV Satellite TV and maybe the HD programming itself ? I'd rather avoid the latter as I already spend too much time watching TV and would even more with the 100+ channels they offer. Alternatively, can I cancel the DIRECTV services that I do not need after initially signing up for all the packages ?