Why is it that you can't get an STB without having to worry about baggage? Can't they just manufacture STB's that have dual tuners, nice HD and SD conversions that can selectively work on 16:9, 4:3, or whatever. NASA lands lunar craft on asteroids 20 million miles away from us (or do they?), yet we can't seem to manufacture something that most people would be happy with. They just seem to half-ass everything, something's always an issue, i.e. a fan being loud and running even when you're not using it. Did they think we were going to use it in the car and not notice the fan noise? Are the people responsible for HDTV as we know it today still holding a grudge because VHS outmarketed BETA and now they're getting their revenge? I just don't understand it.