We know D* had talked about a new DVR to be available in 2010, described as an MRV DVR that will support client units. Otherwise D* has been totally silent on any other new hardware platform developement. Based on what TiVo is saying, the delay of the new TiVo DVR was caused by D*, because D* would not make the new TiVo box available until D*'s own new HD platform is ready. Reading between the lines, D* does not want to see the new TiVo box out unless their own new MRV DVR is ready. If this is true, the reason maybe D* does not want to have only one option for its subs and be forced to pay TiVo that "significantly higher fee." So this new TiVo DVR's future is dependent on when D* will make their own new DVR available, only then both of them will be out. To me it becomes a matter of trying to guess usually how fast D* rolled out an all-new hardware as they said they would. Of course all this only came out of TiVo's end, D* is still silent. But at least if TiVo is telling the whole truth, we can try to guess by finding out what is the progress on that new D* MRV DVR.