Yep and now it's too late for trusted platform everyone has moved on. I still remember having a couple of heated conversations with Shaw over CableCARD and QAM. Still makes my blood boil lol!
Nice to hear about Sage. I was always more of a Media Center user, still am, but did play with Sage at one time. With Media Center very long in the tooth and now on the ropes with Windows 10, It would be great for Sage to make a comeback and pick up the slack.