In what way is having an integrated digital tuner in a TV superior to using an external set-top-box? I can sort of see the point in something like a plasma or LCD screen, in that the eventual display device is inherently digital, and you might therefore avoid some A/D, D/A conversions - but CRT televisions are analogue devices, so there has to be a D/A conversion anyway. Maybe some of the internal processing (e.g. 100Hz stuff) requires an external analogue signal to be converted to digital and back...? Other things being equal, it would seem to be preferable NOT to include the digital tuner in the television, because then you can make some money selling it second hand if you upgrade the box but not the TV.