I just switched to D* after 12 years with Dish. The HR34 finally prompted me to make the move. Here are my first impressions after three days (please let me know if I am wrong about something): 1. Wait, what?! The receiver is hooked up to my local broadband internet, and it can send and receive data from D*'s server, but I am unable to click on a PPV movie and order it through the GUI????? I have to have an archaic phone line plugged into it?? This is dumb and a pain in the ass. 2. Do not like how the 30 second skip is basically a fast forward. Prefer the instantaneous skip. This is making me prefer the actual FF button to skip through commercials as I do like its ability to guess where I meant to stop. 3. Not enough show information. When looking at a show in the guide on Dish, I would always look to the episode number and the original air date. D* does not give this. Or even a note as to whether it is new or not. 4. The guide order should be programmable, I much preferred ascending channels but I'll probably get used to this. 5. It would be nice to see some icon in the guide next to a program that is already set to be recorded (or that it was skipped). 6. Too many buttons to press to get to a different custom guide list. 7. The speed at which the guide channel list can be scanned is awesome. Nice job. 8. Whole home DVR setups should have the options to share custom guide lists. 9. My setup is one HR34 and two HD receivers at the other TV's. The HMC solution is almost perfect but there is one major flaw: the inability to pause live TV at the two remote TV's. Yes I know the remote receivers are not DVRs, but you're telling me that with 5 tuners on the HR34, it cannot just roll tape on whatever the two remote receivers are watching? Even if it was just a 30 minute rolling buffer that would be adequate. If I want this option now from a remote TV, I have to tell the show to record then go into the List and start it. That is all.