I've had my HR44 for less than a week. In general I like the new remote... except that it stopped working for no reason. It worked perfectly for the first few days. Then, while I was fast-forwarding through a movie, it just stopped working entirely. Now it doesn't work for the DVR or the television. Replaced batteries with brand new ones - no effect. Restarted the receiver - no effect. Called DTV and they're sending me a new one. I didn't drop it and didn't misuse it in any way. I'm very curious what happened and curious whether others have had the same problem. I've had (I think) six DTV receivers/DVRs prior to this one, and a remote for each, and I've never had a problem like this with the "old" remote.