Thank you for that, MC Mpho!!
Myself (and a few others) have made mention elsewhere in the forums a while back I believe (and I'm sure Geoff contributed to anything we had said).
I know as part of the discussion, that there was also talk that the DRM could be kept intact.
What would be awesome, would then be to use something like a 4U (the small, non-PVR decoders), not as a 3rd (or more) viewing environment, but as a way to access the Exploras over a network, just to view recordings or downloads on those (and why not just ask to view the live view remotely too).
Buying one of those would likely be a lot cheaper than setting up a bunch of HDMI switches, converters, long cable runs, etc. I believe the cost of that sort of setup would be a lot more expensive than just getting a 4U decoder and connecting via ethernet.
Please? I'm sure we'll all send you some beer or tea emoji