I'm unhappy with my switch to cable TV. Fortunately I do not have any contract commitment, so I am reconsidering DirecTV and also possibly Dish. Three months ago, I left DirecTV due to painfully slow HD DVRs. DirecTV refused to upgrade my old HD-DVRs without expensive upgrade fees, even though I was a loyal customer of 11 years. Regardless, now that I've been gone for 3 months they're offering everything I wanted plus a $200 pre-paid Visa. They have my attention now. But the question remains; how is the Genie/clients in regards to interface speed/performance? Have they improved the speed or is it still slow/laggy like my old HR2x receivers? I definitely don't want to locked into a two year commitment and endure slow equipment like before. Trying to get feedback before jumping into a new two year commitment.