At least I thought it was funny. I have a GXCEBOT receiver in the master bedroom for many years and without warning I got the lovely frozen Welcome. Powering Up... screen. So I tried rebooting it several times, took out the access card (no idea why) and was ready to buy one on eBay and then I said to myself, self "since it's apparently a hard drive problem, why don't you shake and rattle the receiver and you might revive it. There's nothing to lose since it seemed good as dead anyway." So after a little shaking and pounding on the top etc., I tried to reboot it a couple more times and nothing happened. So I left the TV on and sadly went to go wash my hands since the receiver was a bit dusty. Lo and behold I come back into the bedroom and I see the "Almost there" message. :eek2: That was Saturday night and she's been working nicely ever since. FYI I'm still going to look into getting an R10 or GXCEBOT as a replacement, but I'm not in as big a rush. Are there any other models I should consider? FYI "real" DLB is mandatory.