I think this is one of those 'never say never' cases. CableCard decoders are very new on the market, and they're currently only shipping in pre-configured PCs. Things like these tend to be ripe targets for crackers, so there may be another DVD Jon out there who can make life a lot easier. Also, the music industry went through this phase and eventually came to realize the benefits of selling DRM-free media. Hopefully, the mpaa learns something from them.