Perhaps you should read the Tivo forums first - a lot of people feel the same way about their new interface. Fortunately if you are on the old interface (i.e. get a regular bolt, not the Bolt Vox which I think comes with Hydra) you can stick with it if you want. Similar to how they made it optional to stick with the SD interface for years after they introduced the HD interface. I used the SD interface for several years on my Premiere until they replaced Flash that drove the interface with different middleware that didn't have such crappy performance, I would have been pretty unhappy if I had been forced to use that turd from day one! A few years of bug fixes and the performance improvement and it was quite nice - now it is lightning fast on my Bolt and I don't see any reason why a new interface would improve my experience so I'm sticking with what I've got. Maybe I'll check out Hydra in a couple years after they've fixed the issues people have with it... That's what I really don't get about all this - people have been whining for years that Directv needs to update their interface. They do, and everyone whines about that. What was wrong with the old interface that a new interface would solve, other than "it looks boring when everyone else is coming out with a new interface". Be careful what you wish for.