I've been thinking about the purchase of a fully functional DVR rather than using the unit hobbled by Comcast. My requirements are as follows. - Allows me to archive recorded shows over the network. - Records two or more HD shows simultaneously. - Doesn't require a separate subscription to work. Tivo does this and it is BS. The cable satellite provider already provides a guide so it should use that. - Works with CableCard and/or Satellite. Preferably both so I have provider flexibility. - Easy and convenient to use with remote (Leaving custom computers out, this is for non tech savvy users in the house) Like to have. - Works with On Demand. - Integrate with client boxes that can set and retrieve recordings. - Four or more simultaneous HD recordings like Dish and DirecTV advertise. - User upgradeable hard drive. Could care less about - Connects to online streaming services. I've been thinking about this for a while now. I use to be able to just pop a tape in my VCR and record any show I wanted and have a permanent copy. It occurs to me with all this great technology I lost that ability. This makes sense to me as a 21st century version of what I used to do with a lowly VCR. Everything mentioned is feasible in boxes that cost no more than the $200 - $250 Tivo units. The question is has any manufacturer implemented this?