I'm as happy as a kid with a new toy. This has to be the best $ I've spent in a long time! Post upgrade: Newly added DVR functionality near identical to 722/622 in single mode EPG now contains 9 days of guide info instead of only 44 hours Pause & replay Live TV Record two shows at once (assumes one is via OTA) Record 1 (or 2 w/OTA) while watching another recording Skip commercials in recorded shows Portable!! - swap the ext. drive between any DVR-enabled 211's (for 211 receivers only, cannot move between 211 & 622/722) - but you may be able take it to a friend's home as long as they have DVR option on their 211. Need to verify this. I'm finding that for the most part the DVR-enabled 211/211k performs virtually identical to my 722 just that you have 1 less SAT tuner & so are restricted from recording a SAT channel while trying to watch another SAT channel (unless you're coincidentally recording the same channel that you're presently watching). Obviously with only 1 SAT tuner it can only be performing 1 function, watch a channel or record a channel, or watch and simultaneously record the same channel. That's where OTA becomes important. If you have your network locals available OTA, and most of us do, you'll definitely want to hook 'em up. That way you can either watch or record OTA while recording from the SAT (or vice versa). Aside from time-shifting late night (past us old folks' bedtime) programs, we have scoured through that great 9-day guide to schedule the recording of movies from the premium channels either in the wee-hours of the morning or during the middle of the day when we're otherwise not prone to be watching the tube. First experience w/playback (Joe Wilson's War) was flawless. D* & Cable subscribers, eat your heart out. This is cool. .