Hi, I'm a GenieGO/Nomad newbie and I must admit that way back when, I was quite skeptical about Nomad because I had owned a Slingbox for such a long time. However, after ditching my old laptop for a Microsoft Surface Pro and trying several DVR-record apps (Roxio, Hauppauge), I really do like the GenieGO/Nomad because I do not have to worry about internet connection and bandwidth. Don't get me wrong: I like my Slingbox Pro HD, but as a business traveler, getting and obtaining high-speed internet access is more than a challenge. Finally, I saw the light with GenieGO/Nomad! I received it on Friday (May 31, 2013) and I've already started to prepare and download content to my Surface Pro, because I travel out again on Sunday. As a newbie, I have a few questions which remain outstanding and I'm hoping some people here can help. Here they are: 1) Is there a way to control the preparation/download sequence? That is, similar to the Manage Recordings in the HD DVR, so that I have control regarding the sequence of what gets prepared/downloaded. 2) I couldn't find a specific external Hard Disk storage limitation specification. I went and bought the WD Element 3 TB USB drive. There's nothing specific I found in the instructions and I can't find any menu options that let me know/confirm that the GenieGO/Nomad is using the USB-attached drive, so how do I know it is being used and how much recording capacity is remaining? 3) Is it correct that I can just disconnect my Surface Pro, pack it away for my travels, and while I am away, the GenieGO will continue to prepare shows for download and when I come back and re-connect my Surface Pro, Launch the GenieGO/Nomad app, then all pending downloads will be downloaded to my Surface Pro. Correct? Thanks in advance for your help! If there's a Tips & Tricks thread or link you can point me to, I'd also greatly appreciate it!