I currently have the Scientific Atlantic 3100 HD cable box, and it has an inherent design flaw: it only outputs 1080i via component video out, even for non-1080i material. This causes formating issues with my Hitachi SWX51 RPTV since the TV only treats 1080i signals as 16:9 or 16:9 zoom. Thus, non-16:9 material only displays in its native 4:3 or I have to zoom to fit the screen and cut off too much) Time Warner cable in San Diego doesn't carry the new Scientific Atlantic 3250 box that has fixed this problem, but they do carry a Pioneer 3500. It sounds like it might be a better box than the SA 3100. Does anyone have experience with the Pioneer 3500 HD cable box?