I'm stuck in the past, still using the original receiver (Model 4000) which I purchased when I started with E* in 1998. Here are my questions: 1. Of late, I've been experiencing severe "blackouts" which occur at least every 5 minutes and last 1-2 seconds. I've tried resetting the box by cutting power to it for 15 minutes, without success. Is this problem due to the age of the receiver and is there any trick to eliminating it (other than getting a new receiver!)? 2. Are there any plans by E* to eliminate the 4000 and upgrade people's receivers like they did with the 2000 a year or so ago? 3. I'd love to get a DVR, but am cofused by which model would be best for me and by all the extra fees... lease, DVR access, etc. Can someone tell me how much it would cost to get a new DVR (not necessarily HD) with AT180, locals+supers package, for one receiver. Thanks for the assistance. MadisonD.