I am already a DirecTV subscriber, paying about $55 per month for the sports package, extra receiver, and local channels. I have a Sony and an RCA receiver, neither of which gets DD 5.1. I would like to get a TIVO recorder, and it would seem my best bet would be to get a DirecTivo unit with everything in one box (I don't necessarily need one for the bedroom, so I would be looking at getting only one). My questions are: 1. Obviously I will have to pay for the new receiver/TIVO unit, but will I also have to pay a monthly TIVO fee? If so, how much is it and can they just add it to my DirecTV bill? 2. Will the new unit use my existing access card or does it come with a new one? 3. Which TIVO software version is the most current? Can the receivers be upgraded to new versions? 4. Which receiver is best? As I mentioned, I currently have a Sony and RCA receiver, and while I trust Sony a little more than RCA, RCA's interface is much nicer, as least on my older units. Have Sony's interfaces improved in the last couple of years? 5. Are the new DirecTivo receivers compatible with HDTV? I don't have current plans to get the elliptical dish, but would it make sense to get it now or can the dish be easily changed later on (without having to get a new receiver)? Thanks!