That stinks... Did you reboot twice to clear the guide cache as suggested in other threads? I rebooted two of mine twice to clear the guide and things did speed up - I'm not sure if they needed two reboots or not. The pauses came back after a while. I'll check the one I didn't reboot twice and and I'll try rebooting once this time to see if speeds things up with a single restart. Rich - did you double-boot yours or just restart once?