I have no idea why you'd want a computer to serve up video from your DVR. Unless I'm missing something, the computer is an unnecessary middleman without providing any benefit whatsoever. BR playback on the other hand is a different story, if you have an HTPC with either a BR drive OR you rip your BR discs to HD and put them on a network. Also, I have no idea what you're talking about what with media center? Do you use the product? I do. Other than HBO-HD, I have never had a single DRM issue -- not one. First of all, if you want to avoid DRM with DVDs, just use a product like AnyDVD. Now, while it's true that media center does not currently natively support HD-DVD or Blu-Ray, it's relatively easy to configure media center to play them (you stilll need a 3rd party app). MS has done lots of crazy dumb stuff over the years, but Media Center is one of their best products by far, and this notion that it is weighted down by DRM is one of this internet fantasy tales, pure hogwash. The HR20-700, now that's a DRM nightmare. Because of its PIA support of HDCP, I can't use my HDMI cable without fear of crashing the receiver.