You know, with DirecTV's Single Wire Module (SWM) hardware, it seems like they'd actually be able to create a CableCARD device that'd work with their system. Well, at least if it'd be possible to deal with the QPSK and 8PSK modulation since that aspect of signal processing apparently isn't handled by the CableCARD device. Most of the chipset specs I've seen TiVo use, however, seem rather flexible in that regard. ...just something to think about... It's certainly getting closer to the point where the FCC could require satellite to offer the same things they require of cable companies regarding third party access.