Jaxson: Way less than $249 us gets you an ET box from satlink that does not have restricted component out and does not have hdcp on hdmi out.I have a vantage but that has a slightt glitch with my sony at 1080i. unless I switch to ntsc. Also all the ET visione and vantage stb all have bad SD output on composite unwatchable on a 42 inch screen (line duplication it causes any diagonal line to look badly stepped). I sent the visione back because of the sd output not being fixed in a timely manner. I have the vantage on evaluation. I am still reviewing it. From what I can remember the visione worked at 1080i with my tv. However I still cannot record TV3 and watch it without jerk unless I use the uhf analouge signal. So I need a method of getting tv3 in 1080i and SD without the line duplication issue. It will happen.