And the point of this thread is that those issues you have are more likely to get fixed on the Roamio then the Premiere. Any performance issues you have will be fixed immediately as the Roamio hardware more then makes up for any software inefficiencies. CableCARD issues might be another story, but the Roamio is running a slightly newer version of the software so it's possible your issue is already fixed. Or not. But if it's not it'll be more likely to get fixed in the Roamio first. They've already released two software updates for the Roamio and have another one planned for next week. They are frantically fixing bugs in the Roamio software while the best we can hope for on the Premiere is an aggregated update sometime this "fall". I understand you not wanting to give any more money to a company you feel didn't address your issues, but if you just want a working TiVo ASAP you're best bet it to buy a Roamio. Yu could always pick one up and if it doesn't fix your problem you could use the 30 day return period.