OK, long time user and A/V nut. I have three HR23-700s and PCs that occasionally I MediaShare from a booted PC....assuming standard PICs, MP3s or true MPEG2 clips.....all within lets say the DirectV codec ability. I've looked at the transcoding softwares and that are no all the threads and this takes setup work, constant maintanence, and just is not clean....I experienced this nightmare when I developed my own high-end HTPC....in the end not worth the maintenance work on my part. Anyway, I've been struggling for a year+ deciding on what to buy as my medie respository....I HATE having a PC booted just to access my database of pics/music/videos. Thus, I've contemplated NASes, then also Network Media Player with HDD, etc. All of these have trade-offs but I think at the end of the day I probably will go some NAS route that I have a DLNA device "pull" from. The issue is codecs, etc I know...but my assumption is this DLNA device....call it PS3, new highend TV, Network MediaPlayer has those codecs, processor and can ID my NAS and stream/pull. So, my question on this thread is not the above overview but more the question is that I see DirecTV DVRS are DNLA compliant ? OK, what does that really mean with their very limited codecs ? I ask because while I may still buy a NAS to have as main network database of pics/music/video I wonder if DirecTV DVRs could at some point be true DLNA with codecs to run more than they are ? Any insights on this appreciated.