That would be up to DirecTV engineering. You seem to be one of the more level thinking straight shooters around here. If you don't think the number of updates sent out over the last 4 or 5 months is unusual maybe I am just to picky. If you don't think the HR24s were faster and more responsive when I paid $600 than they are now maybe I am just to picky. If you can compare the 'speed' of DirecTV receivers to ANY Dish Network receivers and not see the difference then I am just to picky.