I still have my H20-600, I also noticed it running hot even when its not on. I've read the post about it having problems. Mine fortunately has been doing ok and hasn't given me any real problems yet. I know it's probably going through a slow death, and have noticed part of the access card has changed color due to the heat the receiver gives off. My question is, when my receiver goes dead can I buy the protection plan, then wait a few days or week and then call D*** and have it replaced without having to renew a 2 yr. commitment that would normally apply without the protection plan. What do you guys think?