Yeah, yeah I know. In retrospect perhaps not the best Tivo choice I could have made...but after a TON of initial issues (software related) when I got it a couple of years ago .....it does for the most part do its job well. I have 2 questions though I'm hoping someone out there may be able to help me with--- 1) This unit is only capable of using ver. 2.0/4 x DVDs when burning to the built in DVD burner. I have used upto 8X burning 2.0 dvds with no issues...but I can't seem to find ver 2.0 dvds anymore (as of this year anyway). Does anyone know of a source for these older versions of DVD? OR....and this would be better, is there a way to upgrade the firmware SAFELY to deal with the newer 16X dvds? I realize that it won't burn at 16xs....but I don't want to FUBAR my Tivo. Any suggestions? 2) This unit has an odd, occassional behavior where the remote won't work unless I bring it VERY close to the unit. This only happens occassionally. I of course have tried changing the batteries, but I don't think thats the issue. Is there an existing IR problem with this unit that anyone is aware of? Any help is much appreciated!!!....thanks everyone. Mitch a NYC Tivo Devotee!