More guessing: I don't think any big hardware changes are planned or necessary. Reason 1: they are six months away from the promise of doubled HD programming, and not even a whisper of any equipment changes has been made. Reason 2: remember the Latin folks have their own hardware lineup -- they have a LHR-22 receiver, for example. DLA (DIRECTV Latin America) has had lots of time to get the embedded HD receiver base positioned properly. And like the US several years ago, HD is a new kid on the block; the growth boom will be triggered when they reach a critical mass of HD programming.