The powers that be need to require that satellite TV be treated like cable with a version of the cable card system mandated. This way Directv would become more responsive to their customers needs. They don't want to include OTA or DLB. Fine. You can't create a distribution system that lets you specify the exact model of dvr your customer wants. Fine. Rent an access card from them and take your hardware dollars to TIVO or Apple or whoever else offers these features or any others that a customer deems important. Competition would be a good thing. Maybe someone would create a set-top box that would allow you to access Satellite programming from either provider, OTA, cable, Fios and the net. You could potentially buy pieces of programming from each provider.