I’m sorry to say that the L289 release for me (and my 942 receiver) has been a significant problem, and has prompted my first serious consideration of dumping Dish. Here is what L289 has meant to me for the past three weeks (when the L289 update was done?): 1. An apparent, but not confirmed, reduction in the instances of freezing and reboot on certain OTA program material as discussed by others. (For me the problem centered on the DC-area NBC affiliate and certain programs like “The Tonight Show” and the Saturday-morning Qubo lineup.) 2. The elimination of the OTA program guide. Dish says that we are not supposed to get that unless we subscribe to the satellite-delivered local channels. 3. The addition of a 200-channel list of “phantom” channels with either the label “000-00” or a label of seemingly random characters and symbols. (This also was a problem for a period of time in the fall, and is a real pain to scroll through when browsing for programs on the program guide.) 4. (And these next two are the really annoying ones.) The complete disabling of the manual timer function. With L289, if I select “Manual Timer” from the menu, the timer screen appears for a few moments (with the labels “%d” shown for “Priority %d of %d” and length “%d hr, %d min.”) and then the system crashes and begins the reboot. (This, of course, further forces one to subscribe to the satellite-delivered local channels to get the program guide, which is now the only way to be able to record ANYTHING from OTA.) 5. Some kind of scrambling of material recorded to the hard drive after about two hours of recording. For example, if I leave the machine tuned to any particular channel for more than a couple of hours (so that the hard drive is recording the live TV), the video will begin to periodically glitch and show massive pixilation. If I then try to rewind the live TV I get a scrambled picture that is a mosaic of material from different times in the recording shown as a single picture (so I might have the profile of the head of a newscaster that is filled in not with a face but with images of trees from minutes earlier in the same broadcast -- amusing, but I didn't get my 942 to create abstract art!!). At that point it becomes impossible to rewind and I am forced to go live. If I have selected at some point to record the program (by just pressing “record”), that recording becomes useless. I had never had any problem like this prior to three weeks ago. I am very curious as to whether other 942 owners are experiencing either of the last two problems. From my experience the L289 “update” is a terrible tradeoff and Dish should immediately go back to the previous software version until they can properly debug L289.