Doc, one item you missed. Somewhere in the recent software upgrades they added a 'reaction time compensation' like TiVo has (If you're fast forwarding and hit Play it backs up a few seconds, then plays). As you say, it's still not a DirecTiVo; it's got some added features that are nice; it's missing some. But unlike DirecTiVos, we ARE seeing software upgrades frequently.

I don't miss the DLB that much, but again, that's a software feature that may be added if we bitch enough.