Why does it take so long for the HD DVR to startup and can it be sped up? Back in 1994 when I first got DirecTV (then DSS) the receivers started up almost instantly. I know that the HD DVR receiver is far more advanced then the first receivers but still why does it take so long. The reason this came up was that I was watching the ACC championship game today and I lost power for a second which caused the receiver to reboot. Well it took 7 mins for before I was watching the game again. Can the receiver do some of the things that it does during the startup in the background while I'm watching TV like load the guide data. It seems like it takes even longer since the screens that show Step 1 of 2 and Step 2 of 2 have been added. Also I think DirecTV needs to change the second screen that comes up saying "Almost there. A few more seconds please..." to "Almost there. Several more minutes please".