Re: Lack of NTSC capability... The thing is, this will require them to have an NTSC tuner (which I doubt would be that hard) and an MPEG-2 encoder for each OTA tuner. I am sure this would have only added $100 (or even less) to the hardware costs, but the software to support them would have been much greater. I had the same concern about NTSC, but that's why I am keeping my ReplayTV (with 200 GB). This product is just adding two OTA ATSC tuners and HD recording capability to the existing product. Sure it seems this took a long time, but others (e.g., Dish 921) seem to have about the same difficulty getting those into a product. There will be Series 2 HD DirecTivo, I am sure. As the first HD DVR, I think this product is pretty sweet. Hong.