Thanks to everyone that has replied. as far as the heat, when I had the issue, it didn't lock up from the heat, it said it was 161 when the max was 160 when I tried to RBR it and it did its self test. the unit is in the exact same position it was in all last year when I NEVER had that issue. Also if anything my house was hotter last year since I would go on the road a lot for work and turn the Ac off. I am in a new job that keeps me home much more, so the house is always cool. there is no reason whatsoever for it to think it is 161 internally when the max allowable is 160...and as I said, 161 EVERY time? no.... You all may be right in what you say and the grass is always greener on the other side, but all I know is from reading the myriad of posts on this website of people that HAD the 34 and NOW have the 44, they ALL say it performs faster with less guide sluggishness and delays. So if nothing else..ill get a little more performance and the one thing that cant be denied is that ill get an optical output and wireless connectivity...so defend the 34 if you want, but it doesnt have those..and if I get it for essentially 13 dollars (53 dollar credit and 159 dollar credit minus the 225 shipped for the 44 = 13 dollars net, then it is well worth it.