Good afternoon all, I just came back from taking a look at a neighbor's new HR34 and 3 Client install. He had previously mentioned how much slower the DirecTV stuff was compared to the Dish Network equipment he just gave up. I told him that the drop in speed is just the cost of doing business with DirecTV vs Dish Network. He called me last night specifically about the clients and problems he was having. I told him I had never seen the HR34 or the clients - so I just took a look. I'd be interested in what anyone that uses the HR34 with C31 clients has to say..... If what I saw is the norm I'm not sure why ANY sane person would use the C31 clients! I mean I've always bitched about sluggish DirecTV equipment (as you all know!) but for the love of all things holy!!! I tried two of his clients - both are barley functional. Moving up and down the guide/play list is nearly impossible and inconsistent. At one point it started scrolling down the list of recordings... I hit 'down' maybe 2 or 3 times and it took off and scrolled down (slowly) 3 or 4 pages. I couldn't make it do it but he said if you try to fast forward through commercials many times it just jumps to the end of the recording or is hard to stop the fast forwarding. Talk about a blast from the past! I used to get the jump to the end with my HR22s. I told him I'd post here to see if anyone had any words of wisdom. My suggestion was to call DirecTV and tell them to shove the C31 clients and install either HR24s or just H25s. I warned him if he does HR24s he has to have a SWM16 and manage the HR34 from the HR34 only and if he does H25s he can control the HR34 but then he can't 'pause' live TV. His question was 'Shouldn't what I have just work?'.... Well - you'd think so wouldn't you? I think his biggest problem is that it has been maybe a month or so since his install. Not sure that DirecTV is going to do anything now.... I wish he would have told me he was switching before he went all-in with the HR34 and clients! By the way - his HR34 is not nearly as slow as the clients. It is very obviously slower than his old Dish Network equipment but not too much slower than my HR24s. Faster than my HR22s used to be... At least while I was there playing around.... Anyone use the C31 clients on a regular basis and happy with the 'performance'? This has to be a new low for DirecTV hardware performance.