I have had HR22's for years now and they are starting to get pretty slow. I have them hooked up to a video distribution system in my house, so anyone can access their dvr from any tv. This system works well, since everyone gets two tuners and their own playlist! However these HR22's are getting insanely slow. I tried upgrading one dvr to a hr24 and it is just as slow. The future of standalone dvr's seems kind of murky, as directv seems to be focusing on the genie. I have read that the hr44 is insanely fast and would fit in my system well. However, it seems as though you can only have one per directv account, which would cause a problem (I would like to have 4). I don't know if this will ever change or if they will ever update their HD DVR's, but I am getting tired of waiting! What suggestions do you guys have for my system?