Hi All. I currently have an hr24, which is now several years old but works pretty well (but slow). I have two HD TVs hooked up to it... one is in another room connected with a 30' HDMI, the other a few feet away with component. Directv agreed to upgrade me to the HR34. The installer came today, however when he hooked up the new receiver, the signal to the TV in the other room (connected with the 30' HDMI cable) had a ton of dropout and the audio was sporadic. He thought the problem was with the receiver, so he tried another one, but same problem. So he determined it was an issue with the HDMI cable (which is under the carpet and can't be replaced. Not being able to figure out a solution, he hooked up my old HR-24 again, and took the new box with him. So I'm stuck with the old one. What I can't figure out is why the picture would be perfect with old box, but not with the new. Same distance, same cable. I'd expect a newer model to have a stronger signal (if that's indeed the problem). Anyone have any suggestions so I can upgrade at some point and not be stuck with an old receiver forever?