Thanks for posting this information; I had the idea that firewire-sporting STB's were just around the corner, maybe a month or two; this blows that theory into the water.
For many folks, the ability to record HD OTA material will be very welcome (US Open, Jay leno, CSI etc.) and the fact that ATSC equipment will be built into the TV's will bring us back to a similar kind of situation as for all NTSC TV's.
One of the reasons I got DirecTV was because I could; I needed to buy the DTC100 for OTA, and figured why not also get DirecTV. As more HD programming appears on OTA broadcasts, the need to get HD programming from sources such as DirecTV and Dish will wane. The new HDTV's with builtin ATSC receivers effectively takes DirecTV/Dish completely out of the HD equation for Joe Sixpack who buys a HDTV from his local store. By later next year, I think the bigger question will be the availability of Firewire on Cable HD boxes, not sat receivers, so my feeling is that Sat STB manufacturers have a relatively small time window to capitalize.
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