Hooking my HR20-700 to my network was about the most painless thing I have done. Now it took me about an hour to run cables and all that but this is what I did on the HR20: 1) Hooked up ethernet cable to HR20. 2) Performed Network setup and everthing passed the test, connected to DirecTV 3) Went to both PCs and setup WMP11 for sharing 4) Went back to HR20 and Music and Photos now appear as a menu option. Able to play various MP3s and watch photos from both computers. 5) Never needed to reboot the HR20 to get any of it to work. I can't wait for the Video option to be enabled. Oh, and VOD as well.