I finally decided to just email Star Tech and see what they said. The first time i emailed them a couple months ago, i never got a reply, but this time, they replied literally within 5 minutes. Here is what was said:
How long would it take me to get an ASUS W1 with TV tuner/DVD+-RW/1GB RAM/2.0GHZ DOTHAN?"
RESPONSE: "The W1N with the TV tuner has not been released by ASUS as of yet. ASUS is not stating a delivery date for the TV version due to technical difficulties with the Tuner software and hardware. My last conversations with ASUS indicated that they were not actually certain that it would ever release to be honest with you. They will not let me even pre order which is a pretty good indicator that they are uncertain of its future.
We currently have the W1N w/out the tuner and our built time is 24 – 48 hours on any config on our website.
Sales and Product Manager"
there you have it, i guess the rumors were true that ASUS may not be releasing the TV tuner, i probably dont even need it, but that slick remote will be soo much fun to lose that i somehow still desire it. I may just go ahead and buy one, gotta think this over, because firms are notorious for saying stuff like this and then in a week, the TV tuner is out. Tell me what you peeps think.