Spoke to the retention department today at DirectTV. Mentioned I was considering dropping them in favor of Dishnetwork and there HD DVR. The guy told me they would be rolling out the HR20-700 HD DVR to some areas on the 16th. of Aug. I was offered this new HD DVR plus NFL Sunday Ticket at a greatly reduced price if I would stay with them. I accepted the deal, and my account has been noted for the HR20-700 + AT9 dish install as soon as they are available in the Charlotte NC area. The guy mentioned I would more than likely have the install before the NFL opener on Sep. 10th. I know that is probable reaching a little, but it is good to know I will be getting the upgrade when the time comes for free. I have a standard HD receiver now.