The Forum article/chart today said the DVR fee remained the same at $10, but as we've discussed the fee is doubling, whether you separate it from HD and say it doubled from $5 to $10 or if you lump it with HD and say it doubled from $10 to $20.
On that note, I also got confirmation from CableOne that they no longer offer the non-DVR HD receiver. It seems like the reason basically is that it's easier for them to not stock two different HD receivers. Also I guess not many people asked for them, but I attribute that to the fact that they didn't have them in stock, so how would they know how many people ask for them?
The option they have if you want HD but don't want a DVR is the Cablecard for $2.95 a month. Obviously this requires that you have some place to plug the Cablecard into, most often right into the TV. Other devices have been coming out with Cablecard compatibility, incuding third-party DVRs and computer tuners. I haven't looked around for the cheapest way to just get a receiver to decode the Cablecard and send the signal to your non-Cablecard TV - if they do exist I doubt they'll be under $100. Combine that with the fact that Cablecard technology is still evolving, and it's not really a great investment in my opinion. If you have a Cablecard slot on your TV, though, the $2.95 a month is almost a no-brainer.