Which is why I also said...While I agree that this would be nice for me, I would think that some people who have caps on their broadband service would be upset if a device automatically began using data every time that a satellite signal got lost. I keep my minis turned on 24/7. So, unless the minis reported back to the server that the TV that they are connected to is not currently in use, that would be a lot of streaming of content that isn't being watched. On the other hand, it would be really nice for this to be an automatic feature for content that it being recorded, especially live content (sports) that won't be repeated at a later time/date. Unfortunately, the streamed content can't be recorded. The DVR's act like a standard STB when streaming.
And if there are those that would not continue make that an option to not use internet streaming in settings somewhere.