Advertisements Well, I am familiar with setting up reliable systems, and I do have the benefit of centralization. I have a 3.5 TB server running XP with a couple thousand shows stored in MP4 and DivX format that are served to the Tivos using pyTivo. I have a DivX player (IOData LinkPlayer) that accepts these shows in streamed form, but I prefer transfer to streaming. With Tivo MRV, it is true that I lose access to the shows on the Tivo or server that goes down. But it is a graceful and minor degradation. Since the Tivo we watch most has 1.5Tb on it, we happen to have a large number of movies local to the Tivo so even if everything else goes down, we have redundant copies available. You can't do that on these thin client things. Of course you might object that huge drives cost a lot of dough. Sure they do. Today. But in a few years? The cost of adding a TB drive to a streaming client will be minimal- and yet you will be prohibitted from benefitting from them if you let the movement towards streaming embrace, extend, and smother you. I just don't get the big deal with streaming. I can watch shows as they are transfered to the Tivo. The two differences I see are that I cannot skip ahead, and secondly that after I am done watching I have a copy on the Tivo whereas with streaming I don't. So aside from the skip ahead, all I have to do to be like streaming is to delete the show after I am done. Big deal- I'll let the Tivo automatically delete it when it needs space. Now- if "streaming" means connectivity with internet sites, with multiple codecs supported, as well as Sling support, then I'm all for that. But Streaming as a replacement for transfers? Thank you very much, but No, thank you very much.