Don't know if this has been suggested or not, but could Directv (or DISH) technically/legally allow you to flip to a channel and then watch the past 30 or 60 minutes of what you missed even if you were not tuned to that channel? Everyone has been in a situation of "damn, I missed the beginning of this show." Basically allow customers to pick 5-10 channels that are constantly recording (and automatically deleting when 30-60 minutes of lag time is up). Of course you couldn't do this for every channel as the space doesn't allow it. So suppose I pick ESPN as one my channels. I turn to ESPN at 5:40, and even though I wasn't watching/recording PTI, I can go back to watch the beginning of the show. Any thoughts?