I would say because there is no point in having a serious CableCARD solution without functional DRM. Why buy the thing otherwise? So I could not watch stuff that I want to watch like sports or other copy protected content? There is a solution out there that already works, it's called Windows Media Center and no one has come close to besting it yet. It's SAD and I want Silicon Dust to put the final nail in Windows Media Center's coffin... when they do I will be jumping up and down, screaming at them to just take my money. But for now, just because WMC is old and unsupported doesn't mean it doesn't still work well, especially when you replace the guide data with EPG123. For the time being, WMC/Ceton/EPG123 have the Wife and Kids Approval Factor, Silicon Dust does not, not until they can decide to crap or get off the pot with DRM support in their clients and recording engine. While I don't like waiting, I would rather see both items taken care in one fell swoop because I think they would have more dissatisfied customers if they dropped the Prime 6 first and DRM later.Why did they tie the two together? We'll likely never be told (which isn't unusual for any tech company), and the reasons may or may not be easily identified once they do deliver the product.
Nate, please familiarize yourself with the DRM/CableCARD side of Silicon Dust when you are able, it is very important to us and I think the folks at Silcon Dust will be surprised at inrush of customers when they can finally match what Windows Media Center has to offer... don't let the company get stuck in the "Cut the Cord" echo chamber.... some of us have zero desire for streaming providers outside of Netflix and Amazon (but only because it's bundled with Prime, otherwise... meh...).