I currently have directv (not high definition, yet), and am considering upgrading the receiver to a directivo. I just had a few questions about it. I know you can archive the recordings on a vcr, but is there any problem with archiving to a recordable dvd? Other than the ability to record from cable and ota signals(I am not receiving other tv signals at present), is there any advantage to having a stand-alone pvr (which may cause some signal degradation from the directv signal) versus the combined directivo receiver (which avoids signal degradation)? My main use for this pvr will be to record football games that I attend live, and would like to watch the replays (although my wife may come up with new uses when she figures out what it can do). Finally, can any of you offer any suggestions on where to get what I'm looking for? I checked a few local satellite companies, and the charges for a pvr are pretty stiff. Should I wait for the "series 2" directivo receiver, or purchase now? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated, as this decision is a brand new bug that just bit me this week(plus the fact that my wife said I could...). Thanks in advance for all your help!