That does not prevent the customer from being pissed off. Go back and look at the caterwalling that took place when TWC started putting a ton of new channels on the San Antonio system, all SDV. The subscribers were not paying a penny more for their channels, nor were they getting even one fewer channel than they did before*, but they were paying the same as everyone else while getting fewer channels than everyone else, and they were PISSED. I wasn't, so much, but I certainly was chomping at the bit for the SDV solution on the TiVo. Here we are talking about customer's possibly losing large numbers of channels for which they are paying, which is far worse from the subscriber's viewpoint. Pissed or not, if they start putting any significant number of important chanenls on h.264 on the local CATV systems and TiVo does not push out h.264 support to my TiVos, then I am dumping both the CATV companies and TiVo. It doesn't matter whose "fault" it is, I am not going to pay for something that does not meet my needs. * - Well, we did lose a handful of channels, but they were dropped from the lineup entirely, so everyone lost them, not just TiVo owners.