Not a dig? Ok, if you say so... Yep - I do have a history of complaints about DirecTV HRs. To this day every DirecTV DVR with the possible exception of the HR44 is slower than my 5 maybe 6 year old Dish Network HD DRV. When DirecTV engineering get the speed of their DVRs up to 5 year old Dish Network speed I'll stop complaining. Maybe the HR44 is it... Unless of course you are correct and it is only a tad bit faster then I guess we'll have to wait another 5 years for DirecTV to catch up.