I'm not trying to start a big war but I've been noticing something very interesting lately. As many of you know, last November I switched all of my main programming to DirecTV. I still retain my Dish Network subscription with the Superstation package only (no main programming package or locals). When I had the "Everything Pak" on Dish, I was recording several shows a day. The 508 was fairly stable but would reboot itself 3 or 4 times a month while watching any given program. Sometimes, recordings would even disappear from the hard drive although that was very rare. Now I only record about 8 shows per week on the 508. What's really interesting is that since November, the 508 has not rebooted or lost any recorded shows. Whenever I use it now, it works flawlessly. This makes me wonder about the Dish software in general. Do you suppose that, at least for the 508, the Dish DVR software is less tolerant to heavy usage? This could explain why some people have more problems than others. Anyway, just an observation on my part. This has been talked about before but I never really experienced it for myself. I guess common sense would dictate that the more you put any software package to the test, the more likely you are to find bugs.