Either wait for the HD Tivo, or choose between recording/timeshifting and HD.
Many people, once they are used to PVR/DVR, never want to go back. Many, also, once they see HD, are hooked. I have 4 Replays, but still watch Prime Time and D* HD in HD, and then other timeshifted things on the Replays.
Since you aren't used to a Tivo yet, I'd get a HD STB now, and then a HD Tivo when it's out and stable (that may take 6 months, seriously).
Hope that helps!
(And your subject could have been better put as " Choose HD STB or SD Tivo?")
If you have been a DirecTV custoimer for 2 years in good standing, then try to get in on the unadvertised deal to get an HD receiver, either the Samsung TS160 or Hughes HTL-HD, for $99. See the thread in this forum for details.
I got an HDTV and couldn;t wait for the HDTiVo so I want for the HD receiver deal when it was $399. Then I found out about the $99 deal, called DirecTV and go a $300 credit. So for $99 I can watch HD and fill the void until the HDTiVO is released.
Since the $99 deal for the HD receiver is unadvertised, it can be withdrawn at any time. You should give DirecTV a call and ask them. You may have to pay the full amount up front and then get a credit on your account. If the CSR doesn't know anything about it, ask for a supervisor or call back later and talk to a different one.
For existing D* customers, call the DirecTV retention deparment.
Their direct number is: 800 600-8977
Merely mentioning the possibility of switching to cable or dish network will usually get you a good HD deal. It helps if you've been a customer at least 2 years and currently spend $40 or more a month on programming.
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