Well, they PARTIALY have that already, with the whole home PVR already.
In some ways, I can understand they reigning in at least to start, partially what the box can do..
The more separate features you enable on the box... the more TRAINING for SUPPORT needs to be done, etc.
And we all know how great the tech support, etc is most of the time with rogers >.<
As well as the track record with the current nextbox.. they are better to take BABY steps, and release stuff WORKING rather than 'here is a feature!... oh it doesn't work properly half the time'
At min, this is at least putting their box more on par, with the Fibe current offerings, to compete with those features.. and after it stabilizes.. they bring out more which will put them ahead.
Bigest question I will ask, which seems we don't have a full answer yet on, is how the channels are received.. QAM or IP, a mix, etc
I cant wait to go down, and have them sign me up to get one (I didn't get the invite like Ryked, but am supposed to be signed up at the thing is my understanding). Hell, even if I have to pay the extra outlet fee (as I may have too many boxes already :P)