Now i know this is going aways back but I can't help but think that tivo as great as it is and as much as i appreciate the hd aspect has made very few improvements over the direct tv ultimate tv setup i had previously. I am not complaining i absolutely 100% love my tivo hd which works great. I follow this stuff closely now but didnt before as much when i purchased the ulimate tv microsoft setup. Below is a list of features that havent always been on the tivo or features i just plain miss. 1. Dual Tuner (have this in my tivo hd obviously) 2. Picture in Picture (this is a big one) also you could switch between the two very easily 3. Keyword search (this is a feature somewhat recently added to tivo but i always had it with ultimate tv, ulimtate tv obviously lacked amazon unbox) 4. A specific channel 1080 that just played your recorded content. This allowed you to switch from live to recorded content and not lose your place as is not really possible right now on the tivo. 5. My program guide showed which programs were going to be recorded and by pressing record twice i could set up a season pass which could be edited later ( i just switched to tivo recently so i cant remember if you can look at the guide data and see what is to record) 6. Much like tivo functions were constantly being added. I expects parts of this post to get ripped to shreds since i did a fairly sweeping comparison between two very different technologies but i think that given the 5-6 year gaps between these programs tivo should have some of these feature. My real question is that given all these things does anybody miss the ultimate tv even though it was made by microsoft. I hear people talk wistfully about the replay tv but never about ulimate tv. Any thoughts?