I'm just now finishing up my 1st year back with Direct and thinking about what would make it better for me from a recording management point of view. Currently I have 3 HR24's, 2 of which are located in my AV rack that are under my complete control. Managing series and other recordings is a bit of a PITA since I have to switch the remote for one or the other and also switch the input to the AVR so I can set recordings. For broadcast it is simple, 2 of them solely on one, the other 2 solely on the other. For the 'cable' type channels not so easy. It is a relatively major irritation. I would like to take out the 2 HR24s and swap to one HR34, but I don't want to have to sell the farm to do it. Last time I talked to D* about it, the offer from them was horrid. $399 for the HR34, $50 install, and $50 upgrade fee. That will never happen with me as I would just switch if it became that important. As I see it, I don't have much leverage since I'm still under contract and I'm not offering them anything that adds to my bill. But then again, I've got the Everything package and that should have some bearing as well as I'm on CC autopay and no bill has been paid late or any other financial issues. Any suggestions as to how to get one in a swap type deal for much, and I do mean MUCH less than what has been offered a number of months ago?