I was poking around on my DirecTV account hoping to get a peak to see if the DVR was on my acount yet, nope not yet. I hadn't looked until a few moments ago, but the first round of folks here for the HR21-700 did the same thing, interesting to say the least. As a guess, I would say we'll get an announcement from Earl tomorrow (Tuesday October 9) that they are shipping Wednesday (October 10) and they'll be in our grubby little hands Thurday (October 11) or Friday (October 12). But hey, I've been wrong before, and I'll be wrong again. I was also trying to see what other had been posting on line in speculation. Man, did everyone copy Endgaget's write-up or what? Which begs a few more questions: Is there a PRO version going into development that a few folks here will get to play with? If you can't say, I totally understand. What is unk-0x20? There must be another receiver being hatched eh? Anyway, I found a lot of the post here very interesting, thanks for allowing me to join the group. I hope my addition is productive and fun!