Not so... As of last fall, DirecTV began using SWM switches as their common install standard for homes for customers with 2 or more DVRs. In some cases, they simply use it for 2 HD devices period. Every week, there are more and more folks out there with SWM units installed. The cost of installing using SWM is actually less than previous technologies, as it requires only 1 coax run to an HD DVR to power 2 tuners, whole costing about the same as the old Zinwell multiwitches to manufacture. Many other folks have even gone out and bought there own. In any case, a lower cost for installation. As for networking going forward, we also read here at DBSTalk (see the First Look) about the DirecTV plans for DECA technology, which supports reliable and higher-speed network connectivity within the whole-home framework. Like SWM....mainstream production and distribution of that technology will provide low-cost installation. Therefore, with SWM now the "standard" and at a decreased cost of installation, and with DECA likely not far away - the framework for them to provide a cost effective whole-home network-connected solution of existing HD DVRs is pretty much in place. The ability to deliver a cost-effective and reliable solution (one which stabilizes and even reduces install costs on a mass scale basis) is what has been driving all this new technology for years. Last....there are folks who are operating MRV on an existing network framework already, adding NO cost. So MRV can be rolled out gradually, with cost-effective ways to deliver it to those who have the need and equipment to use this new capability.