Tong writes about the rise of BitTorrent. He’s right. I am one of those millions who download my favorite TV shows and watch them when it’s convenient for me. Why don’t I use a PVR? My satellite provider, ExpressVu, provides a PVR that, politely put, is garbage. No search capability worth talking about, no "season’s ticket", and no HD. It’s little better than a VCR built around a hard disk.
What I want is an HD version of TiVO or Replay that can grab shows off the web with BitTorrent if I miss recording to disk when the show is aired. Why is this so hard?