WOW RAD, what are you doing to these poor HR34's?:lol: I've never had a failed Directv Brand receiver Exceptfor the Very First H20 I paid $199 for and the H20 that replaced that one. I have Still Have an HR20 in my Vacation house that I've Owned since 2007. No issues. I have an R15 in my closet Too , that worked when I put it away. Now TIVO"s I have 6 Failed units in 5 years.