Originally my HR34 was installed with the CCK (wired version) connected to my router for downloading VOD. I recorded and watched several VOD movies with this setup without any problems. After reading on here that the HR34 was capable of being connected directly to a router, I eliminated the CCK and simplified my wiring. Since doing this I have downloaded 3 VOD movies and each have experienced multiple instances where the movie freezes for several seconds then skips ahead, missing part of the scene. A post I made on the HD receiver forum about this was replied to by another member who experienced the same issue, so he re-wired his setup with the CCK and no longer has the freezing/skipping ahead. http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=3009149#post3009149 I suspect this could be a "show-stopper" issue for using the 34 without a CCK and may be the reason D* does not connect them directly to a customer's router. This weekend, I plan to re-wire my setup with the CCK and try another VOD. Anybody else notice this issue?