I haven't had the missing programs problem. But, with 1088 on my HR44-500 it is totally unusable. I've done the Menu Reset, Clearmybox actions and it seems to be more responsive for a while afterward. But, then it's back to its old tricks. The latest being the time lag of bringing up the Playlist. Having come from an industry where I programmed the software for aircraft simulators I can't see why this firmware is so temperamental. When can I expect the NR for FW ver 1100?