If you have a direct tv DVR, in order for the recorded shows to be played the DVR requires using Internet data to operate and play back recorded TV or on demand features. I learned this the hard way too bro. Sorry about your dilema. If you are offered the freedom plan in your area, I definitely recommend changing plans. We have the freedom plan from the start and are happy. If you are looking to stream Netflix or other streaming services, you need more than 10 GB.