Replay knuckles under?

From my friend Kevin comes this article about ReplayTV possibly removing features from its products to appease the big media machine. Stories like this are why I haven’t bought a Replay or a TiVo, but am instead thinking about taking that money and building a MythTV box. I’d rather be in control, rather than having some closed box company telling me what I can do with their product. I’d rather tell them what they can do with theirs, sideways.