Well, I took a lightening strike a week ago and my Sony UTV is down to one tuner and my RCA UTV is apparently dead won't boot.
Called DTV and finally got a deal. Getting a HDV-DVR and SDV-DVR no charge. They even cut the prices for services when I stated that I was looking to go to cable. Took some finagling but it finally happened. Install set for 23 August.
I want to thank all for the information, help and support over the past years. There is a wealth of knowledge here that kept me up and going.
Now, if anyone wants a bunch (I mean a bunch) of UTV receivers, in various states of disrepair, you can have em for shipping. Includes at least 3 Sony's and one RCA UTV's remotes, keyboards, manuals, etc. (no cables). By the end of September, if there are no takers off to the landfill they go. Damn shame!
I also have one or two of the MAX2104 tuner chips for the adventurous. Changing the tuner chips out is not for the faint at heart rather a difficult maneuver. But if you wanna try it here they are.
Again, thanks to all and good luck with your UTV's I know we are truly going to miss em.