Is there any advantage to having the Direct Tivo Receiver as opposed to the Direct Tivo standalone? I have a Direct TV receiver & was wanting to add Tivo capabilities to record sports programs. I called Direct Tivo & they were running the stand alone units at $199 with a $50 rebate. I then went to Best Buy & they were running the Direct TV receivers with Tivo at $199 with no rebate. The only thing I would gain with the new receiver is Dolby Digital & I never watch Pay Per View movies. The salesman at Best Buy said if I went to the stand alone unit I would need (IR emitters - I guess that's what they're called) on all the units that I want to tape from (satellite receiver, T.V., etc). He said it was better to get the receiver so you don't have to do that. But as we all know alot of time Best Buy employees don't know everything & try to get you to buy their merchandise. Thanks for your replies. I want to buy a unit in the next couple of days & am totally unsure whether to get another receiver with Tivo capabilities or the standalone. What are the advantages or disadvantages of each? You guys have been great in the past to help me get information for all my purchases. Also if I don't have the Direct T.V. premium service what is my monthly price for Tivo?