Ok the following is me reading this site non stop while debbuging this turd so far most of the issues seemed to be solved except the 30 second fake skip which I hate, why do i need to be annoyed by commercial that are 1xFF instead of not seen them at all. also still dont have my AT9 since installer refused to out it on side of house. also on best freind TV HR10 vs HR20 had twice as good picture on the HR10 so he kick the turd20 to hid bedroom for the wife. so summing it up system isnt so bad , most bugs are getting fixed at least for me and its more about how to use it and config it then anything else. now just left to make sure that my $300 + 2 year contract will go as far as possible while getting the Free AT9 when I do need it. HR-20 Issues 1. 30 sec skip is just FFx1 for 30 second :< 2. pink backround shows about half the time on FF, RR, Play ... as a square backround 3. HD channels when showing a SD show in 3:4 modes have rainbow colored effect framing it between the black pillar box area and the show. 4. remote DVR keys stop working sometimes and only by changing channels (up/down) works again 5. HR10 gives double quality of picture on all things that have fast movement 6. Using DVI in for HR20 looks exacly the same as the component 7. on recorded shows in the 1st 2nd minutes screen goes black then show is restarted(more likely local issue) 8. Things I Wish will be added: 1. DUal live buffer (solution exists) 2. DTV part of remote can control volume on my AV and not the TV only (solution exists) (makes more sense as people with HD systems listen to audio from Recievers and not from stero crap speakers) 3. in trickplay the ability to just in 10-15 mins jumps (solution exists) 4. OTA so I can see WB and UPN in HD Questions: 1. Do we need to use the 2 B-band filters that came with the HR-20 box, although the HR-20 has a FTM built- in. 2. the AT9 dish has 6 outputs but only 4 been used by installes as they say there is now a built-in multiplextor that saves on 2 wires in the install and thus not connecting 6 wires anymore to the 6x8 switch. 3. what does the Red buttom really resets? 4. did anyone receive a HDMI cable in the HR20 box I had none and the installer sold me one , wondering if he took it out and made me pay for it. Comments: 1. HR-20 is very similar to my old "Ultimate TV" DVR which always been my favorite 2. all DD5.1 channels show as DTS on receiver also on another setup with a $5000 denon Current setup Panasonic 50" Plasma TH-50PH9UK HR20-700 (set on 1080i stretch constant) SD Tivo Sony AV receiver NYC area Tips and Tricks: Try this once! It works great!!! 1.) Tune to channel A (live buffer of 90 min) 2.) Use quick guide to record desired channel B (unlimited buffer) 3.) Start playback of channel B recording 4.) Press prev. button - will autopause and take you INSTANTLY back to live tv channel A 5.) Press prev. button again and you will go back to recording INSTANTLY (channel B will auto play from where you had left off) You can toggle the prev. button to repeat the tuner switch endlessly. While watching a recorded program you can add index points called bookmarks. To add a bookmark while the show is playing you press PAUSE-GREEN-PAUSE (The second pause is optional and will simpy restart play) Trickplay large jumps * To jump to end of recording, press and hold FF * To jump to beginnig of recording, press and hold REW * To jump to next "tick" on the timeline, press and hold "Skip FWD" (button above FF) * To jump to previous "tick", press and hold "Skip Back" (button above REW) Dimming the LED lights Just hold the left and right arrows down at the same time on the front pannel Normal -> 100% Brightness 1 Press -> 99% Brightness 2 Presses -> 98% Brightness 3 Presses -> 97% Brightness 4 Presses -> OFF Slow Motion Hold the play button down three seconds for slo-mo. Hit pause then the FF button repeatedly for frame by frame.