If TiVo decided to provide cloud storage to consumers as an add on, I think that would be great for many, even most people. However there are still some of us that do not have access to very good high speed Internet. My Frontier DSL is supposed to be 6 Mb/sec but there are plenty of times it drops to 1.5 or less and I end up with buffering SD content to the point I don't want to use it. Uploads is even worse absolute best is 1/3Mb/sec, so uploading anything of much size to the "cloud" is all but impossible. That said I really don't see why TiVo would do this on the consumer side without charging an extra monthly fee, which would turn off lots of people. Plus unless there is a major change in restrictions allot of content could not be copied to the cloud just like it can not be copied to another DVR or an iOS device now.