As i've stated before in other threads i just got a -700 receiver today. Man the record light is so BRIGHT. It's like an orangish/yellow and it about 5 times as bright as the much dimmer reddish/yellow record light on the -100. It's like a freaking laser beam in your eyes when you are trying to watch tv ......you cant help to see it when something is recording. Please a software upgrade to dim this light. I never even notice on the -100 when something is recording. It's amazing how similar, of course, these receivers are. But it's the little things that are different about these two receivers that are not subtle. Overall i'm happy because I no longer have to deal with that mpeg4/ota glitch. But just a few observations that I'm sure have been mentioned many times before.