We have had this unit for quite awhile now, one of the first off the block. About a month ago things started to crawl - push pause and wait 30 seconds, hit FF and it never stops, hit guide and it appears 20 seconds later. I am not exaggerating. It was slightler slower than my previous DTV HD unit, but I accepted that. Now it is at times (happens sporatically) beyond belief. I called DTV and they said they knew about it and they were working on a fix. Yea - they also told me this area would have HD local channels in a month - that was 2 years ago. Had anyone else seen this drastic slowdown in the last month? Once again - I know it is slow to start with, and I know it is not the remote. Email me if this has happened to you or if you know of any existing threads on this subject. Thanks.