Twice in the last week, I turned on the TV only to find a screen saver running on my R-15. Let me repeat that : A screen saver. On a DVR :nono2: After waking the thing up I then got an even more annoying message. The unit was having a problem acquiring guide data and, if it didn't correct itself in 2 minutes, it needed to be reset. As we all know a reset flushes 2 weeks of guide data until it repopulates, and loathe as I am to reset it I found a workaround. I went into the testing menu and let it check signal strength on all 101 tp's, then exited out of there. The guide issue was corrected, no restart necessary. Just another day in the life of an R-15 user. Right ? Over a week ago I set up a 1-shot recording for the Oscars, padded to run an extra 90 minutes. I also set up a 1-shot for Triumph the insult-comic dog on G4, which bumped regular scheduled series link recordings of Moral Orel and The Boondocks on Cartoon Network. Naturally, the R-15 did not reschedule MO & TB for the 3am & 4am showings as a TiVo would have; it's too stupid for that. It simply cancelled the earlier showings leaving me to fix it. Fine, I thought, at least it has the 1-shots scheduled properly. FF to Sunday night, March 5. Oscar night. You know what's coming next. I get home from visiting friends and sit down to watch TV at 9:20 pm. No screen saver tonight, good deal. But why isn't the orange record light on ? It SHOULD be recording the Oscars. I check the to-do list - no Oscars. I check the history - no mention of the Oscars being unscheduled. I check the MyVOD list - no Oscars. So at 9:25 I change the channel to ABC. Seconds later the record light comes on. I check the to-do list - Oscars are there. I check the history - no mention of the Oscars being unscheduled. I check the MyVOD list - Oscars are there. I begin playing the Oscars from MyVOD, hoping that somehow it was really recording in background from the start and it just had a display glitch in the menus. Nope, it started recording exactly when I changed the channel for it. Directv's pride and joy, the DVR designed to make everyone forget the DirecTiVo, had FORGOTTEN to record one of the most-recorded shows of the year, and only "remembered" to record it WHEN I CHANGED THE F*&@ING CHANNEL FOR IT !!! There is no excuse for this. NONE. I went to the closet, took my Samsung DTiVo out of its box and immediately called Directv to begin restoring it to its rightful spot on the entertainment center. By 10:15 the R-15 was in the closet, in its rightful place as well. After three weeks of making excuses, finding workarounds and feeling like an unpaid beta tester, I'm finally ready to call the R-15 the P O S that it is. Forced restarts, missed recordings, bug fixes and a general feeling of using half-assed, partially-finished software have left me feeling like a Dish Network subscriber. No more. Good luck ya'll. I'll check your posts and see if Directv ever gets this thing fixed, but frankly I ain't gonna hold my breath for it EVER being as good as the DTiVo. Interactive weather, lottery numbers and caller ID are piss-poor substitutes for the flawless DVR functionality Directv is throwing away by dumping TiVo.