Why does one need to see the AVR overlay anyways? I usually just watch the programming that DIRECTV delivers to my TV. I understand that this issue is annoying but is it really that big of a deal that it you have to get so upset because there is not an immediate fix? I say watch TV and enjoy and wait for the day that you wake up and find DIRECTV has found the bug and corrected it. Oh, may I suggest www.monoprice.com for you future cable needs.