I agree, and... (a) I REALLY agree (b) not as interesting to me, but I see your point (c) since there is no MPEG4 TiVo it's not fair to compare the two. I find the trickplay on SDs roughly the same. If you're talking about the press-and-hold remote features, I heartily agree. (d) this is rolling out now. (e) OH YEAH!!!! Said it before, I want DIRECTV to designate codes for slow, skip-to-tick, 1-button CC, etc. for use in a future home theatre remote (which I hope they develop) In the meantime, send the codes to Logitech, Philips, and other home theatre remote manufacturers.