I think the real failure that's being expressed here by some people is in the method D* is employing to deliver what is essentially a service. There are plenty of services currently available which enable us to quickly (a fraction of real-time) download TV show episodes and movies to mobile devices, tablets, and laptops on demand. They don't require us to go through a time consuming, multi-step, process that also involves pre-planing. With nomad D* is requiring each sub to schedule a tv show or movie for recording on a DVR, transfer it to a nomad box, wait for the nomad box to transcode the content, and then manually transfer it to the end device. So that's 4 steps compared to 1 and those 4 steps take significantly longer to complete than the 1-step alternative? It's starting to sound like a Rube Goldberg solution to me. IMHO what D* is trying to provide its subs is of great value, but it's solution is all wrong. A proper solution would have involved D* hosting the already transcoded content on servers which would be accessible to subs via an app and/or website. Subs would logon with their directv.com account (logon info can be saved for future visits), which would provide D* with authentication and all the info they need on what content a sub can access. Then the sub selects the content they want downloaded to their device, or tags a tv series for auto download when available, and the selected files are loaded to their device. If you want to take it a step further they could also offer up that content to be available for streaming, thus just a wait for the device to buffer. It merely provides another method of time-shifting (same thing DVRs provide us) for content to which we're already paying. This is a service just like MRV, only it's going to a mobile device not a set-top box. So treat it like a service, do the work for the customer and charge them for it. Now that I think about it, it's a bit appalling that D* is suggesting we have to pay $150 to purchase a device that still requires each of us to do all of the work.