I just had an HR44 installed today about 7 hours ago. I started downloading some On Demand content and a couple of moments later (after it said the show had been added to my playlist) I got a message that said "There was a problem connecting to the internet. Please test your connection." So I ran the test and got an error message that said "Network: Playback errors due to dropped connections." After that I checked and saw that the show I was downloading was indeed downloading, but very slowly. So I called technical support at Directv and they said the receiver needed 24 hours for everything to be fully downloaded. I know that's true of the guide, but can that be relevant to getting these kinds of errors? And, oh yes, one more thing: I'm not having this problem with an older HR24 I've got. It's downloading On Demand stuff just fine.