The “archaic, stupid cable rule” that he refers to in the video would be OCAP. I think he got that from a comment I left on one of his earlier posts.
I’m a bit jealous, as a blogger. I wouldn’t give up my standalone Series3 for the OCAP software, but if I could I would have one in my home just to be able to test it and report on it. Maybe one of my friends will get it and let me come over and molest their DVR for a while. I live in MA, where Comcast is deploying this software currently. However, while much of MA is Comcast, I live in Worcester, an island of Charter monopoly.