Advertisements Looking the new Elgato HD DVR for the Mac, and its use of IR blasters and direct connection to the cable box, one wonders why TiVo went with the CableCard. Why choose complexity over simple plug-and-play? What advantages does the CableCard provide? The Elgato system apparently works with cable, satellite, & FiOS, and will record premium and VOD content, without the need for a site visit by a tech or an additional tuning adapter. Note that I'm talking about the way the Elgato HD grabs content, not that I think TiVos should be attached to computers to actually work. TiVo would, of course, include an internal hard drive and other features as a standalone device. The Elgato system simply seems more streamlined and better positioned in this constantly changing world of Switched Digital and cable scrambling. http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/EyeTV-HD/product1.en.html I'm just curious if anyone else thinks TiVo needs to re-think how they grab content for their DVRs.