1. Fix the damned Channels I Get! 2. Make the external HD an add-on instead of replacing the internal HD. 3. AND make it tied to the account and not to the receiver. The usefulness of the external HD is dramatically reduced when you know that if the receiver craps out, you lose all the recordings. 4. And while we're at it, make it work with USB. No real reason not to, and it was reported in a few forums that it did work at least for awhile.