Here is my situation. I have a home, that is in a rural area, in northern Arizona. The only way I can get HD, is through DirecTV, and using an HR10-250 Directivo.
I don't know how long it will be, if ever, before I am able to get the mpeg4 HD feed from D*, so the HR10-250 is my best solution for watching, and recording HD.
I am considering ordering a second one, as a backup,since they are getting scarce, but they are pricey, especially since they are getting scarce. I am wondering how long it will be, before D* switches entirely to Mpeg4, and my HR10-250 becomes a door stop?
If it is 5 years, I will order another one. If it is less than a year or two, I probably would not.