I have been a Dish Network subscriber for less than a year (Adelphia REALLY ticked me off), and for the most part, I like it. My main receiver is a 501 DVR, and I was unfortunate enough to have had 60+ hrs of programming lost when the HD decided to burp. DN's customer support weren't very supportive. Their response to my dilemma? 'Hmm'. That's it... 'Hmmm'. The guy proceeded to tell me that he had never dealt with that problem, but had heard it rumored. By posts on here, i'd say it's an all-too-common occurance. My Question is this: Is it really worth all of the hassle, hacking, voiding of warranties, etc., to back up the HD on a PC?? Wouldn't it be simpler and cheaper (in the long run) to get a DVD Burner and record directly from the signal, or am i not understanding something??