I was doing all that on the HR2x platform 3-4 years ago via Media Share. Well, DirecTV already announced YouTube integration coming for the HR2x. Hulu will never come, a competitor. But I could easily do Hulu via the HR2x anyway. One thing you may not be aware is that the DirecTivo of the past never had all the stand alone features. So many of the things you list were never on the DirecTivo's (some were with hacking, thus my comment on hacking). So history teaches us as well as divining what has been told to us that the majority of these "cool" Tivo features that are on stand alones today will not be on the new DirecTivo simply because DirecTV doesn't want them to be (for whatever reason, usually competitive reasons). FYI I have no horse in this race, I dumped DirecTV almost a year ago and just have a HTPC.