After seeing multiple threads regarding how slow HDDVRs respond, I figured I'd post this here as a quick little fix. It helps a bit to make the receiver respond faster in most cases. It doesn't improve by leaps and bounds, but definitely noticeable in most cases. Start by pressing and holding mute first, then select at the same time until the green light on the remote flashes twice, just like any other programming remote step. Next, press the numbers 9 6 3 and the green light should flash twice again. Finally, press the "Chan Down" button and the green light should flash twice again. This disables the model id on the remote, basically meaning the remote doesn't send a sort of verification code of what model of remote it is with each key press that requires the receiver verify it first before processing the command. It just sends the signal straight through, providing faster response time. Try this and see if it improves the speed at all.