The criticism of your post is IMO, baffling, and I appreciate your effort. I don't understand the need to 'defend the honor' of a DVR....it's not like you're disrespecting a loved hometown sports hero, or 'Iron Man' fer cryin' out loud.
For those of us that are new to the HR2X (myself included) it's reassuring to see that a problem I might have experienced is not one that is unit specific, thus requiring a call to DTV.
I have noted that some of his points I agree with, but others I don't. It's not about defending the hr's its about explain to people that he has an unusual amount of issues, and there is something else going on with his setup that needs to get fixed to get rid of the biggest issues. He is stating it like these are all full system wide issues that everyone is seeing, and thats just not true.
He also makes it sound like we all want the dvrs to work the way he prefers... With all do respect, thats just not true.
He wants a tivo, period... thats fine, but to say they are bad because they don't work like a tivo is almost insulting to me, cause I hate tivos, and don't ever want one (unless they make a LOT of changes) in my system again.
I have personally tried to replicate many of his issues, and can't do it, across multiple receivers too....
Other issues he notes, I can easily replicate, and have noted in various ways over the past as well....