It's not a terrible no-no. A robust hardware and software design, which is what any consumer device should be, will not be adversely affected by a hard reset. Power does fail and the device must be able to handle that with ease - so pulling the power cord or pushing a hard reset button shouldn't be any more difficult. It uses XFS - a journalling filesystem that survives this kind of thing with ease. If D* has issues with these kinds of things then it is because their software is not as robust as it should be. I've never experienced a problem with it and I pull the power after every software update. Agreed. Doubtful any of these kinds of devices can honestly claim to be as robust as they should be. That's a good one - by design :nono2: Only by design to mask the rest of the bad design.