It looks like Chris L. has DirectTV information that he isn’t coughing up. Head on over to this post and nag him until he coughs it up ;). Could it be they are finally ready to release a sat. tuner for the DIY enthusiast? I have no idea and hopefully we find out soon.
My guess is that the tuner won’t be released anytime soon, however, they are going to work with Microsoft in getting addiotnal DirectTV content to MCE enabled machines as well. My prediction of no sat tuner card this year appears to be on thin ice. I hope for us and the community both content and tuner card comes true :).
I have to admit, after getting back into the HTPC game again, I am feeling a bit more optimistic :). Of course, that could be because a 500GB HD and Windows Home Server arrived today :).