Can anybody tell me why Sony's DVR - DHG-HDD500 which is a stand alone High Definition video recorder does NOT have an HDMI input?? The recorder is designed to accept a raw coaxial cable input and you have to insert a "smart card" (provided by the cable company) to un-encrypt the signal and then you run an HDMI out to the TV. That is fine if the cable company actually has those type of cards. But wouldn't it make much more sense to have an HDMI input so that you can run your HDMI outs from HD cable box or HD satellite receiver into the Sony unit itself, then from the unit run the HDMI to the TV. I don't understand with all of Sony's technology and wisdom that they would go to the trouble to make a stand alone Hi Def Digital Video Recorder and NOT have an HDMI input in the back?