I'll be in the market for both items in the very near future. Basically, I'm looking for the best products in each category. I've been looking at the iScan Pro in regards to video scalers but am open to other suggestions. I don't know what models to look for when it comes to HD/DirecTv tuners. I have no other requirements except that the tuner have one of the new copy protection connectors so that's it's not obsolete in a year. Here's another question I just thought of. I have a Hughes DirecTivo unit which I'm extremely happy with. Now if I do get an HD/DirecTv tuner, should I run both satellite receivers so I can keep using my Tivo or is there a DirecTivo that can decode HD and record standard-def programs? Or is there a model that does HD decoding and recording as well as standard-def recording? Does having a video scaler effect the HD tuner decision in any way? In any event, please feel free to suggest as many options as needed. I want to cover all my bases and be as thorough as possible. Thanks in advance for all your help and guidance.