We recently returned to directv after being with comcast for around 5 years. The picture quality is stunning compared to cable. However, some family members are not happy with the Dvr interface, search capabilities and ondemand navigation. Of course, you subscribe to TV services for the TV but the user experience of finding want to watch is important. When we first got directv around 10 or so years ago, it came with TiVo. I have never forgotten the amazing experience having TiVo was and yes, I fell for the snake oil line that their new dvr was better than TiVo. Nothing I've ever experienced with subscription TV, satellite or cable is anywhere near as good as TiVo. That said, cost is a consideration and does my life revolve around watching tv to the extent I can justify paying the premium for TiVo. And even if I could, is it compatible with directv? If I won the lottery I'd get TiVo. Absent that, I'll think about it if I can get a previously owned TiVo system on Craig's list or eBay...maybe and that's if it will work with directv, which I'm now locked into till at least 2017. I got something called genie with one dvr that services 3 other rooms. Googling on line seems to indicate TiVo is not compatible with my particular directv service but I know you guys are the authorities. Any input? Ps. I really wish TiVo would and directv would go back to partnering with each other.