So I'm a new to both Satellite & DirecTV guy. We moved 5 months ago to a new home with no options for continuing our TiVo service (no cable card providers). We tired AT&T Uverse TV for 2 months and realized quickly that it was a horrible interface and laggy experience. We've been on DirecTV for about 3 months now and to be honest with you all, I'm not really impressed at all. Yes, it works for the most part. I'm a huge NFL fan and being able to watch all of the games is really awesome. Other than, that, I feel like I'm stepping back 5+ years with the interface in general. Is this really the best DirecTV can do in 2017? I mean, seriously?!? I've got an HR54 and its not too laggy but my TiVo definitely blows it away regarding interface, functionality and responsiveness. And my TiVo was a generation old (TiVo Roamio Plus). From what I read, the Dish experience is much better but our only internet option is AT&T (fiber) so DirecTV made sense for us. Here's a few of my observations with using DirecTV the past few months: When downloading programs to my tablet, the "preparing" step takes forever. Why can't it transcode on the fly like TiVo does? I know i can pre-prepare everything, but why waste all that HD space if I only download a few shows a week when I travel for work. Speaking of downloaded shows.... Once they ARE finally downloaded, the quality is terrible for this day and age. I generally do better just streaming the show from HBO Go or ShowTime Anytime when I'm at a hotel with halfway decent internet. The difference in quality is stark. It's like DirecTV uses 640 x 480 or something. Get with the times! 1080P! Same goes with streaming from the DirecTV app - quality is poor. I have one Genie mini box that I have to reset a large percentage of the time for some reason. Its the 4k Genie mini and at times, it just completely freezes up for no apparent reason. It generally happens when I'm pausing or fast forwarded but it's very frustrating. Luckily, it resets pretty quickly compared to the TiVos I use to have. I have also tried swapping this out for the standard Genie box and it does the same thing. My wireless Genie mini however seems to do fine. My last complaint is regarding recording SEASON passes. Is there any way to limit them to only recording ONE channel? For example, I want to record the FIRST RUN of the Showtime show - INSIDE THE NFL. It comes out once a week on Tuesday night on Showtime, but then gets repeated on NFL network throughout the week. I have record only FIRST RUN selected, but in any given week, my Genies record like 7 or 8 of the SAME episode. I'm really trying to persuade Comcast to come into my community so I can get my beloved TiVo back online. If anyone has any insight or suggestions for me in the meantime, I would appreciate it. If you are a DirecTV homer and have never used a TiVo, then please don't tell me how the experience is fine and I'm crazy. Use TiVo for an afternoon and you'll be blown away by the difference in experience. If the Genie 2 is leaps and bounds better, then I'll definitely explore than avenue but from what I see and read online it's the same interface but perhaps a hair faster.