It takes a lot to make me say, Wow, that is cool technology. This evening I hooked up my brand new LG Blu Ray with Netflix streaming. In about 5 minutes of set up I was able to queue up several movies / TV series from the Netflix server. I downloaded a HD version of the TV series Heroes. Download took maybe 10 seconds, then we started watching - in HD. All of this for $9.99 a month (would have been 8.99 but I want to get Blu Ray movies in the mail). I will now be canceling my DirecTV HBO, etc. subscription. I use to pay almost $50/mo for HBO/Showtime/Max, etc. Why would I ever watch need to pay HBO or watch live cr_p TV again? I can now use my DirecTV DVR for Discovery, CNN, local news, etc., all in HD, whenever I want to watch. I can now get nearly any movie I want via download in seconds or wait a day or so for a HD disk in the mail. TV for me has now changed forever. Think about the technology involved - LCD HD TV, HD DVR, HD Disk Player, MPEG-2 MP@HL, H.264 (DirecTV, probably Netflix as well), 20Mbps Internet via cable (no FIOS in my DC neighborhood). We have four HDTVs in the house plus one SD set in the kitchen. All sets have HD DirecTV, Family room has the LG Blue Ray with Netflix. Kitchen TV is TBD - will hook up my government cheese ATSC cr_p box to have sound for my dog to listen to during the day - about all the ATSC box is good for - too many break-ups to enjoy watching the news, etc. We are also moving our phone to MagicJack - $29 a year for unlimited phone service. Quality is pretty good. RCN 20Mbps cable internet costs about $60/month. Teenage son wanted the fastest possible for his games so we indulged him - supports the move to the MagicJack phone and the Netflix download - it was a good decision to get the fastest available. So, TV is enjoyable again in my house - to hell with ATSC - those bast__s are totally irrelevant in my household. Were I not concerned for the Nation and what happens during emergencies, when we really need reliable TV service to help the public, I would no longer care what happens to DTV. I really hope to laugh my a__ off on transition day in Feb. Stephen Long ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.