FIrst, I apologize. This is a DTV DVR forum. But this post is about alternatives to that. I need an alternative. I am disheartened by the monolithic Genie direction. I think it is wrong-headed and flawed, and certainly not for customers like me. I am also disheartened that the HD DVR+, which 5 years ago was superior to everything else, including eventually its vaunted predecessor, the HD TIvo, has deteriorated. Slow, bloated, unreliable, and unintuitive. Not to mention frustrating. Yesterday I deleted a SP of 24 eps, and it was a full minute before it would respond to the remote once again. I think the other options have only become better, while the HD DVR+ has devolved. Not quite a POS, but not heads and shoulders above, like it once was. But when you have 4 DVRS, each with a significantly-loaded 2 TB drive, you are kind of stuck with the girl that brung ya. To jump ship means abandoning about 700 hours of content that I have currently. So to get out from under what seems like a sinking ship, I have to do that gradually. Maybe this new subscription-less Tivo Roamio available in May is part of the answer. Over 60% of what I record is OTA. Only 30% is from sat channels that don't have a streaming alternative. And honestly, I am watching only about half the TV I was watching a couple years ago, maybe less than that. I figure that if I got the Tivo, I could eventually abandon three of my aging HRs as they die of old age. The change in DVR fees alone would pay for the Roamio in a year or two. I always felt like the subscription model for a stand-alone DVR was a bad idea, and as great as Tivo has always been, I feel like that is what has kept them down. A year ago, bankruptcy would not have been a surprise. Today, their DVRs have great new features, and the ROVI acquisition seems like it makes them a solid company once again. There is just one major flaw in this strategy, which is that the Tivo only has a 1 TB HDD. If it came with a 3 TB I would already have pre-ordered it. But if I can hack a 3 TB into it, that would also solve this problem. So I will be following interestedly any hacks that come up. And I welcome any of your thoughts on this strategy, as long as they are thoughtful thoughts. It may never make sense without a 3 TB HDD, but I am keeping my eyes peeled for future options. Also, I have to keep an eye on how DVR options bode for 4K at some point.