I have to say that when DirecTv pushed out the software that disabled the Beta period, I was furious. However, I read about the new networking components to turn the DVRs into a private network, and since HD shows rarely played correctly on a remote DVR, I decided to "play nice" and pay the $3. In addition, they told me I would need to pay $99 installation fee! When I balked, the rep said I could stay on the Beta (for the $3) but would have playback problems. Since I already had playback issues for HD material (but not SD material over powerline ethernet), I agreed. They even offered to replace my old HDVR2 and RCA units with new HD DVRs. Hopefully they will get the install right. I've read on this forum how they don't bring enough DECAs to connect your router to the network. When I called back to ask for it, they told me they could not update the installation contract. They told me to call back the morning of the install and request addtional networking components again. This sounded strange to me but what the hell.