News for DirecTV customers: DirecTV is discontinuing legacy MPEG4 receivers, which means standard definition TiVos will be rolled off DirecTV in the coming weeks and months. That means they will no longer be able to receive local channels. The first three states to be rolled off are Texas, Colorado, and Minnesota, starting today. DirecTV is not making the route of discontinuation public; the manager of the service unit who gave me the above information told me they do not know. I was told that DTV will replace the discontinued receivers with "comparable" equipment (as if their crap DVRs could ever be comparable to TiVo) and the subscriber would not be put under additional contract regardless of their current contract status. Please feel free to cut and paste and distribute as widely as possible. I would personally love to see a class action lawsuit over this, but because DTV is not making this cost their customers anything, I suspect it would be tough to make a case.