My Genie 2 makes loud sound blips followed by an annoying digital sound that is loud. Sometimes it is once, sometimes a few times in a row, and occasionally until I hit pause or stop or change channels on live TV. I have turned Dolby on and off and nothing seems to help. My mom recently got DirecTV with a Genie 2 and has the same issue. This has been going on since the Genie 2 came out. Add to that the slow response to the Guide and List buttons, very slow Menu scrolling after hitting the MENU button and occasional playback of recorded programs just dumping out to live TV for no reason and I question DirecTV's competency. The bill continuously rising (I get everything except sports and porn) is just icing on the cake. I am approaching the end of my contract after having DirecTV since the old USSB days and I am actively looking at options. I really don't like Dish's interface and the wired options in my area are horrible. (Brighthouse, now Spectrum). The existing providers of live TV are actually pushing me to go streaming only. Their service, tech and pricing all poor and getting worse.