OK, I think this is a significant potential looming change for Echostar. When I brought it up under the 2nd quarter financials thread nobody seems to understand the potential of this, so I'm going to explain how it could work. 1. Customers are assigned an average of (you fill it in, 500GB, 2TB?) of storage. 2. Customer 124356 tells the system he/she wants from Monday night's 8 pm prime time slot Terminator, Chuck, Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl and Dancing With The Stars recorded while the two members of the family watch Dancing with the Stars live in HD in the home theater room so they can vote. 3. Cable company directs a copy of each show from the local channel feed to the customers storage area. 4. Mom, who's working swing shift at Denny's comes home and watches Dancing with the Stars in the kitchen in HD to unwind. Then sometime later, one member of the family watches Gossip Girl in HD in bedroom A while another is watching Big Bang Theory in HD in bedroom B. Several members of the family at different days and times watch Terminator and Chuck in HD in bedroom C and the home office respectively. That's five shows shown in the 8 pm time slot on Monday. To record those 5 shows and distribute them around the 6 rooms indicated the cable company provides 6 receivers that access the storage in much the same fashion they access the VOD. At this time, the typical Dish and DirecTV customer would go bonkers trying to accomplish this with DVR equipment. In fact, I'm not sure how to provide 6 rooms with access to view the same recorded content in HD. I think that the "centralized network DVR" shouldn't be dismissed by anyone at Dish Network even if we need to wait for a Supreme Court decision. Consider this from Multichannel News: Congratulations to the DirecTV forum members for discussing this intelligently. I'm afraid Dish forum members tend to think like Charlie - they want to fiddle with troublesome hardware while the business burns. If the Supreme Court OK's this or when the media companies and the cable companies work out contracts, I'd be on cable in a minute because my wife's not that enamored with "check switch", "soft reboot" and "hard reboot" before waiting a week for Dish to ship a new box that might not work even if she would want to hook it up. And she's like the millions of urban TV viewers out their. I know I'm not typical of any mass consumer group when it comes to this technology. But if anyone thinks that Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and AT&T can't start making this work well enough for most of their typical urban customers within three years, your wrong. These companies are in the business of creating "wired" networks. Even I, who still has two Tandy Model II computers (stored in the basement), can acknowledge this. IMHO it would be a death knell for any business focused on manufacturing DVR's for the mass market regardless of all the things I don't like about centralized network storage.