ok i activated it and i got an error on odd 103 but we checked signals while on the phone and they looked ok. She said this happens tons of times every day..then when off the phone i went to all the test channels and all was OK...funny thing is, no channels below 80 were in the guide, i went to all channels i receive but couldnt even see the channels to check them....rebooting now so hopefully i'm just missing something silly
so far i dont notice any hard drive noise
edit yes , fixed it, the channels are there!
...now watching my 1st show and when i FF i do hear the drive but it's not as bad as the last one. But never heard the drive on the 100 model. oh well.
Remember, not all the 20-700s make that "seeking" noise to the extent that it is so noisy you can't stand it. I've got some that don't, some that do. The ones that do are relegated to a noisy room and used only as servers.