I just read a post in another Forum that I browse in & seen this---------> Topic:CGMS"Copy Generation Management System!!"From what I gathered,Directv had Hughes incorporate a Circuit in their STB's,that they Could take all HD signals & transform them from 1080i & 720P,TO 490i!!!!There are all the TOP TV manufacturer's like:Toshiba,Sony,Mitsubishi,Pioneer & on & On!!I dont have ALL the facts,but I just thought it was "interesting" to say the Least!!!Food For Thought!!!! ------------------ "POWER ON"