Receiver has gotten so bad, that trying to watch any recorded show while another is recording, causes the DVR to behave very erratically (pressing FF, receiver will literally take 5 minutes to respond) and it corrupts the show I am recording also. I almost wonder if this is a way for DirecTV to keep you from FF through commercials. Anyone know when the HR44 will be available at retail? I don't buy from DirecTV because I don't buy used equipment. All of the HR2x and HR3x are way too slow and unstable, and I won't put up with them any longer.