It's not that I really wanted to, but like everything else lately, it has come down to a matter of finances and more "bang for the buck." I was the first person in my city to get FIOS installed and I only went with the phone and internet at that time. There was nothing more that FIOS offered, at that time, that DirecTV did not offer, so I stayed with DirecTV. Another reason I stayed with DirecTV, the CE program here was really kicking off into full swing and I was very pleased to be a participant and enjoyed being one of the first people in the nation to test the 5 channel SWM. I recently downgraded my programming package with DirecTV because it just got too expensive; that coupled with the DVR fees, the extra fees for Smithsonian TV, MGM, Universal, etc, the future fee for multi-room viewing, it was just getting to be too much. I remember a day, not too long ago, where you could get every channel DirecTV offered for less than $80 a month. Unfortunately I understand that the rates need to go up because DirecTV has an overhead that most other cable companies do not; satellites, their maintenance, and their launch. Last Thursday, I pulled the trigger and had FIOS TV installed. I went ahead and purchased two Tivo premiere DVRs, one of those an XL, because of all the negative press Verizon's DVRs received. I am very pleased I went with the Tivo boxes; you don't realize how much you actually miss Tivo until you get reacquainted with it. The FIOS picture is out of this world; the SD picture is DVD quality and the HD picture is mind blowing, far superior to DirecTV in every way. I would have never thought that until I compared the two. Watching V in HD on DirecTV vs watching V in HD on FIOS, all I can say is the DirecTV picture looked soft and blurry compared to FIOS, and yes both boxes were hooked up to my TV using HDMI. Not only is the picture better, but I'm getting almost 30 more channels, most of those HD, for less money. Where I was spending $185 for phone, internet, and DirecTV, I'll now be spending right around $150, a price locked in for two years. That sure makes budgeting more simple. If the new DirecTivo box is anything like the premiere boxes, all I can say is you guys are in for a real treat, especially if the HD menus all get implemented and the bugs worked out. The HD GUI is beautiful and I cannot wait until Tivo gets all of the menus in HD. To all of my friends here on DBS Talk, I would like to say that, although I will no longer be a DirecTV customer, I will still be around *slap* HDTVSportsfan. I would like to especially thank Earl Bonovich, Doug Brott, Tom Robertson, and all of the other moderators, and CE echelons that have worked tirelessly here on the forum helping to make the DirecTV products as good as they are. Earl and Doug, thank you for allowing me to beta test the SWM and the Linksys WET610n. Boy it sure is going to be weird not staying up till midnight on a weekend night to download a CE release; I'm going to miss it. No go and watch some TV! Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, "Feel the Heat Rays!"