That's very funny, considering one of the major reasons I left D* was because the HDMI port didn't work on the HR10. They gave everyone the runaround about it, claiming it would be fixed in software. After many months, they finally admitted it was a hardware problem. Let me know how much you like the speedy response time when you try to manage your recordings. Hint... make sure you have a copy of War and Peace to read. Hope you enjoy D*, you sound like an excellent customer for them.