IF hardware develops to enable this kind of choice. With all the hype about convergence, we're still nowhere near the point where Joe Couch Potato can point the remote in the living room, pull up a program menu of network, cable, and Net-based shows and play/record whatever he wants transparently. And without having to set up a separate "media center" and figure out all the connections, config, and access. It's not really a tech problem, it's about power struggles between cable and telco, content creators, search companies, DRM trogs, and corporate dimness. The so-called libertarians will howl, but the plain fact is that we need national standards aimed at finally bringing the communications age to the folks who don't want to know any more about what their "TV" is doing than they know about how the cable or satellite picture gets to their house.