I'll save some time by saying: All in all, I like it...Quite a bit. The install was a bit of a nightmare; service showed up more than 4 hours late (4PM as opposed to the 8AM-Noon window) yesterday and put up the new 5 LNB Dish. WARNING: The 5 LNB dish is substantially larger, and DOES NOT SATISFY THE W.A.F (Wife Approval Factor). My lovely bride was freaking out at the size. In fact, the technician told her it could not be mounted on the 'rim' of our single-story Florida home where the other dish had been, as it would rip off in a storm (and take the roofline with it), and instead needed to be bolted into the concrete walls of our home. She was NOT happy. Personally, I think it looks fine, not noticeably larger from the street, and cleaner than the 3LNB plus Off-Air setup that preceded it. Rain hit and the tech abandoned install before final aiming the dish and connecting the cables. He made it out this morning and finished the install in minutes (I already have the multi-switch etc. needed to support the signals in the rooms I want). I began installing the 2 new HR20's in my Family Room/Master Bedroom while he was finishing up. A few quick positives I noticed: - MUCH FASTER than the Tivo unit. It's nice to be able to schedule a Season Pass or regular recording with a simple push and move on... - PQ is generally excellent; I really don't understand the complaints about DirecTV's HD-Lite; Unless you have super-vision this is clearly HD-Level quality and a vast step up from SD. The SD & HD Channels, including locals, look pretty much identical to the HDTivo/Off-Air feeds I've been watching to this point. - MINI-GUIDE; a nice change of pace and quite useful. I love to browse what's on while watching something, and it's nice to be able to do that (Couldn't really do it with the HDTivo). - UNITY, the best word I can think of to describe the fact that watching a recorded show 'feels' more like watching a LIVE show than Tivo. In Tivo, you opened your list of recordings and started a show, and pretty much couldn't do anything else while watching it. The HR-20 functions the same, including browsing channels, setup etc. even while watching a recording. That's a very nice and overlooked feature in previous posts. - INTERACTIVE, I set my Fantasy Football lineup and can't wait 'til Sunday; I love th idea of Alerts and this finally makes SUPERFAN seem almost worthwhile. The Mix Channels don't perform as expected; they're slow to come up and I can't seem to change the audio (which I thought was the point). When it comes up, I LOVE the What's HOT feature. That should be moved FRONT AND CENTER on a future release. It's really the quickest way to see what's worth watching in multiple categories. Weather etc. is nice as well. - REMOTE, surprisingly solid and well laid-out, but I scrapped it in minutes in favor of my Harmony 880. Following tips posted here, I set the color buttons to the LCD, programmed the SLIP and BACKUP buttons via learning, and taught my TV the DirecTV guide command so that ONE-CLICK of guide brings me into the full guide, I never even see the category menu. It was surprisingly painless to setup and everything's pretty much mapped to be identical to the control of my HD Tivo, which has made acclimating much easier. NEGATIVES: - UI, it's fine, plenty of BLUE (my favorite color), but I really think it's time for Apple to teach some people how to use simple AQUA/GLASS/AERO designs to make the interface as 'sexy' as my sleek 50" HDTV. Obviously, Tivo was/is more intuitive, but the HR-20 is a step up from the ugly Cable DVR's I've used and set up for neighbors. - UI. Things are harder to find than they should be, and there's very little use of 'icons' rather than text. - ...other than that, I have no complaints. I don't really use/miss the dual-buffer on my HDTivo that ticks so many others off. I have programmed in my Season Passes, and as long as they record as expected (I KNOW THAT'S A BIG IF) then I'm content with this unit and to finally integrate my viewing into one source (once they enable my local CBS feed, which appears to be held up by contractual issues). In summary, I love the Tivo interface, and had the SD Philips withTivo unit pre-ordered the minute it became available (still reliably in use in my daughter's playroom). However, if DTV continues to upgrade/update and improve the HR20, it's certainly 'good enough' to warrant the switch (if you believe in the 'PROMISE' of Mpeg-4 and more HD). My fingers are crossed that the unit performs reliably, so that I don't eat these words.