I posted some of this in response to another post but I thought it might deserve its own post. We are told that the new receiver/DVR is FTM-capable but there is virtually no information out there as to what the product will be. Apart from the actual product details and price, it seems it has to be a sophisticated stacking system which puts all the transponder sets from the different satellites into a single/multiple frequency band which can be decoded by the firmware in the H20/HR20. Old receivers can be supported by an add-on destacker, or (it seems to me) by stacking the FTM below an existing multiswitch, giving the remaining multiswitch outputs the traditional voltage/tone selection system for "old" receivers. Does anyone know (Earl?) anything more about the FTM. And in particular, how we will be able to handle OTA? It seesm to me that are three possibilities for OTA. First, that the FTM will actually include OTA. To use multiswitch terminology, the FTM will have to be a "6xn" to accommodate the four cables from the dish plus the two flexport inputs, just like the WB68 is a 6x8. It COULD be a "7xn" with a port for OTA, and the OTA signal separated out in the receiver. That would be very nice, but I'm not counting on it. Second, the FTM could output a signal that overlaps the OTA band and so there will be NO possibility of diplexing OTA. That would be unfortunate to say the least. Thirdly, the FTM might not handle OTA but outputs a signal that leaves the OTA frequency band (below 806 Mhz today) empty. Then you could use diplexers - maybe they would have to be wider band than the ones used today - to insert the OTA signals below the FTM ones. Has anyone got any real information about the FTM and OTA??