Well. it's been some time now, and upgrade-itis has taken hold
Up until now, we mainly used the theater for movies/gamin and not much in the way of TV watching. I was still 'old school' and had analogue cable to my other TVs, but now the cable company is reclaiming tiers and transitioning everything to digital. I had originally looked at some of the HD-PVRs offered over the years, but with prices ~$748, I never really took the plunge.
Now, the cable company is starting to roll out an Arris Gateway solution, allowing users to use a 6 tuner gateway box and then stream live and recorded content to 'expander portals' using MoCa. This got me interested to make the switch, especially since it looks like they are going to enable DNLA within the units as well!
I'm waiting for the beta testing to finish up, and then likely I'll be installing this system into the house as opposed to building various media streaming boxes and such for my home network. Very interested in seeing what the new gateway system will handle.
Here's a linky for those who are curious:http://www.shaw.ca/Gateway/
In the meantime, the provider gave me a DCX3200 gratis until I'm ready to go. Believe it or not, this is the first HDTV tuner I've put into the room
So far, it looks like this may change our family's viewing habits!
Next order of business as well is to add on to my IR system to accommodate the newer equipment. I'm also looking at replacing the aging AVR with an Onkyo of some flavor in order to finally gain some newer audio tweaks, some HDMI ports and finally tame the cable monsters in the closet. Time to cut some more plates for the Rack.
Looking forward to the upgrades