SD to HD - 12 Years w/ DirectTV - TiVos My 8 year old projection TV just gave out last week so I bought a 55" LCD to replace. I had been holding for the elusive new DirecTiVo unit, but we all know that story. So I take the day off work for install of my HD DVR / HD receiver whole home setup. A nice man called this morning to confirm my appointment (8-Noon EST). At 10AM, another nice man from DirecTV calls stating they are out of the HD-DVR units in the warehouse and installer will be their at 2:00PM for the install. (Are all of DirecTV's call centers in India?) At 1:30, another nice man calls and say it will be later in the day, this time w/out a time. Installer shows up at 3:15PM. No biggie. Sh#t happens. I did most of my own installs in the past so I really have not had much contact with DirecTV. The last time I expanded my setup, the installer refused to go into the attic and wanted to run wires on the outside of my house, which I refused so I went into the attic to assist him and his helper. Since I had all of the cabling, it was pretty much a dish switchout and a reattachment of the new boxes. He wanted to wire from my back bedroom to my living room for On Demand, but I had a spare Cisco/Linksys Powerline Network Kit. I confirmed it was working before he left. Got the HR24/500 with Whole Home Service (I don't know the differnce between the models, but the box is very fast.) Had a glitch already. I was pulling media files (pics) from my home server and one pic froze on the screen and I could not make it go away, even when I changed channels. Had to reboot. Forget all of that! My new HD TV is freaking awesome. The picture is great!