First....let me tell you about my cablevision experience... I returned our third cable card to our local office. After waiting in line with about 20 people, I noticed that all of them had one, or multiple boxes. One lady was picking up a box, because they no longer got HBO once it went digital. Somehow she thought it was her VCR that was malfunctioning, and she thought that was the thing getting the HBO signal... if I heard correctly. Others where complaining(And rightfully so) of having to get boxes for multiple TV's, one lady mentioned she had at least 5. OThers where complaining that they where going to go to verizon, yet I bet most don't know that you need a box for that as well... Next....there's my family. First, they don't like the cablecard issues, but yet they don't want a box. I finaly convince them to get a box, but then they complain the picture isn't filling up t he full screen, and it's not as clear as the card. So, first I fix it so it goes to 16X9 on SD channels....but in order to do that, I had to change the resolution to 470P. Naturally, then they complain about the bluridness. so, in order to improve the HD picture, we run out and get an HDMI cable. Hook that up, looks great. After that, I then have to spend two hours to fine tune the Harmony remote to their liking, and get rid of all the options but five buttons on each screen, for each device. Finally, they seem to be happy.. Are the days gone when we could just hook up a DVD/Next Gen DVD player to a TV, and be ready to go? No needing to worry about wether to use RCA, SVideo, DVI, or HDMI connections, or even a cable card? And now, of course, they are going to make it even tougher to get digital content to the Computer by making it so only a new PC can have CC technology. Are they shooting themselves in the foot? I wonder how much will be enough and consumers will finally say, STOP! I give up!