I hate to open this can of worms again, but if it's true the MPAA pressured the "programmers" and the programmers pressured Dish.... All I can say is this; the MPAA needs to get over itself. Where there is a will, there is a way. HD recording will NOT go away, just like audio cassettes, VCR's, MP3, DivX ;-) and DeCSS didn't go away. Sure they may make it difficult for a while. But inevitably, we will all be recording HDTV on some futuristic DVD-like format, or maybe we will just archive our favorite shows on our 100 terabyte HD-Tivo boxes.
Or heaven forbid, Hollywood could simply agree to an HD-DVD format, and make us buy all of our movies yet again. (I know I sure would!) I can never figure out why the MPAA and the RIAA are so afraid of making more money by giving us what we want.
Like I've always said, piracy will disappear if you follow two simple rules:
Make it available, and make it affordable. Break either of these rules and piracy will flourish.
Sorry, it's late and I'm rambling and off topic.
D-ILA, HTPC, HDTV, Panamorph(?)
"I owe you PAIN !" -- Willow to Glory
[This message has been edited by JeremyNeish (edited 06-24-2001).]