Well, now that we've covered the horrible stuff, I just wanted to let you all know about this neat app I found today called Joost. Joost is a fully functional, legal alternative to DirectTV made by the team that worked on Skype. It's in a "closed" beta right now but all you have to do is sign up here with a valid name (no Mr. 1337h4x0rz) and wait for a activation email leading to a download link. Have fun!
(P.S. Pre-order Halo 3 or die)