Gerhard, I agree with you. When trying to figure out whether I wanted DirecTiVo or not, I searched online for a couple of weeks, then I asked specific questions, then I did more searching. Then asked more questions. Usually a question from a newbie results in partial answers, since not everyone wants to answer the same questions that newbies ask over and over again, and believe me, many of those aren't covered in FAQs, either. As far as searching, I've spent the last hour looking for an answer to finding out how much hard drive space is left on an HDVR2. It could have been answered in 30 seconds (and may still) by probably anybody that has been a member for over a couple of months and reads everything here, but instead I get an oblique reply that doesn't help except bump up the message count of the poster. On the other hand, I didn't really ask how to, merely mentioned it, so I expected to find it myself anyway. These forums are great, but they can eat up hours and hours of time just learning the what everyone considers the basics. But what is basic to one may not be the same basics to another.