I have become a believer....a believer of reality on this topic. 1) Having met with the Tivo folks at CES this past January...only to be told that no new equipment would be presented there (this show is to show off new things coming out in the next 6 - 24 months), 2) Having seen no credible evidence of the existence of any testing or other pre-release activities in 2010, 3) and since Doug and Stuart said so I am now in the camp that the probability of seeing a new DirecTivo HD DVR is remotely small, and even if it surfaces some day...the passing of time would render it as a non-event. To make it something special, it would have to be special - much more than just a new Tivo UI. I no longer see that in the cards. The HR24 series is going to be a tough act to follow. I am now a convert to the "doubt it" camp.