I fought it as long as I could but I decided to move to Comcast and a Tivo HD. Tivo is the main reason. I do think Directv still has the best HD lineup. For now, I still have Directv hooked up but am wondering if I will still be able to view my HR21-200 recordings without a satellite connection or subscription? I have no intention of trying to record new shows (that is stealing), I just want to finish watching what's left on the drive before I get rid of it completely. Any thoughts?