I wonder when the 8x8 and 16x16 matrices will become reasonably priced to get somewhat wider appeal? HDMI switching has a lot of potential, but is completely cost ineffective right now. At that point, even though I rather dislike my new MCE setup, I'd say go through route, as it's really the only thing that's remotely cost-effective right now. With the cost of a lot of the HDMI matrices out there, you could get a whole house full of TiVo Premieres at an average of $700-$800 each for less than the cost of a matrix. Or just wait for the TiVo Mini, it's right around the corner. Two TiVo Premiere XL4s and four Minis would do the trick for about $2k with one extra CableCard fee, and a total of 8 tuners.