See my comments about "opening doors". At which time lrhorer will change his argument to, "It's always been this way..." You must be using the word "easy" in a manner I'm not familiar with. You're also inserting words where they don't belong. I didn't say ANYTHING about a "4 tuner SDV ready DVR". There is no such thing available for sale to the market today, and there is no reason to believe that Microsoft and its partners, for example, are even working on a version of MCE and accompanying hardware that would qualify. So for the rest of this message, I'll be editing out the term SDV ready where you've added it erroneously. Resulting in a massive PR hit, as tens of thousands of customers start complaining that they suddenly lost a significant amount of their service. They're already going to be losing some service as things are, without what you're suggesting, but at least it won't be as draconian as the wholesale move necessary to accomplish what you're advocating, plus cable will be able to roll it in more slowly, spreading the much smaller hit over a much longer period of time. Resulting on both a lot of extra cost (which I'm sure YOU don't want to pay for), and a significant PR hit. As edited, that is patently untrue, given that there is nothing ensuring that anything will be SDV ready other than equipment provided by cable companies and the TiVo S4.