Thank you to Robert at Value Electronics (OnLine Store Link) Robert and I had hoped this would be the world premier of the R10 when we first got in contact with one another. Alas, it looks as others where able to obtain them earlier then expected None the less Thank you Robert for this opportunity. This is my 4th dealing with Value Electronics, and ALL of them have been terrific. If you are looking for a R10, or an HD-Tivo This is the place to go. My quick impression: Dont go running out to buy one to replace your Series 2 system just yet. Series 1 Sure, it would be a good upgrade over a Series 1, not a Series 2. And if you just getting into the DirecTivo game This is a good unit to consider, but dont lose any sleep over getting a Series 2 unit. (Yes I have owned a Series 1 in the past). Now for the review. I will add to this review, as time goes on... Shortcuts that work and don't work, and other resources.. But I wanted to get this up tonight, as promised. Edit: General Facts about the R10 unit: Any comparison is against a standard Series 2 DirecTivo (HDVR2/DSR704) (unless otherwise stated) CPU: A newer CPU that has a 50% faster clock rate. But it has smaller on-chip cache and no floating point unit. This will result in some of speed performance, but on some more intensive workloads could actually be slower. Memory: Same amount as Sereis 2a and 2b SD units. 64mb. This has been show at DDB with the results comming from the meminfo. However, it is now using DDR which has a higher bandwith. Basically a bigger pipeline for the unit to work with. Thank you to Dan Colins and DBS Forums for hosting the images and video files.