·Time Warner Cable
All cablecos will be within the next few years:
1. All home DVR, IP STB
2. Cloud DVR, IP STB
Competitors will do similar things and try to start unbundling the cartel we deal with today...
Tivo had the world by the ba$$s, and just came out with the same me-too stuff for 10 years. They could have already had 1,2 with all the patent money they collected. One hit wonder...
If you are adventurous you could get a HDHR/Ceton and plug a cablecard into it. At that point you could stream to tablets and airplay/google version right to each TV. The ROI would be 1 year. I went old skool and use xbox 360s (5 of them) for all of my tv's. You need W7MC (media center), but since HDHR is ethernet I just plugged it into my home switch, and run W7MC on a VM. Mirrored 2 TB, never run out of space. Never went down once in 2 years. Oh, and comskip automatically removes commercials. My kids don't even know what commercials are. I also rid the house of istuff (sans for me), because you can't easily block ads. Google Nexus7 tabs for the kids, and block all the ads. They have a chance to grow up normal I can't wait for the $99 ones..
Used Xboxes are going for $100, and they can also stream netflix, amazon, purchased movies, play games, music....I cannot think of a better media endpoint at this time that also does TV/DVR but if there are let me know. I've already paid off my investment...