Luckily I don't have one of these but my boyfriend does. Over the summer when viewing was light it wasn't that bad. But now it's showing it's true colors. We have the worst possible software too (whatever old Adelphia used to use). Some of the worst offenses: Only 7 days of guide data. On Wed. you can't see NEXT Wed. Constantly records next-day repeats (ie: recorded Heroes on Monday and then the same episode the next day) Can't cancel single shows. Want to cancel that Tuesday Heroes recording? Too bad, you have to cancel the entire Heroes "season pass". Then you have to re-set it up later. Can't limit recordings to just one day of the week each week (like "only on Mondays"). No "season pass manager". No way to see what "season passes" you have other than what's upcoming in the next 7 days. No Undelete. No Wishlists. No searching. No "View Upcoming Episodes". HD compression. No way to hide channels you don't receive from the Channel Guide. No "favorites" either. I know some of the software updates will make it better... but who knows when/if that's available. I'm having trouble justifying $800 for a S3 since I don't have digital or HD cable myself, don't rent a DVR and don't even pay for cable (it's included in my rent). But if I was currently renting a POS like the SA 8300 myself, that $800 would be spent immediately! Your thoughts?