Things have changed since the days of S1. If you have a network, the call time is much shorter. I think I remember seeing that the new guided setup (I think it was introduced with 7.2?) gets a day or two of information with the second call, making it a very short download. You can start setting up recordings over the next day or so. I'm assuming S3 uses the new guided setup. Another call goes out shortly thereafter and gets the rest of the guide info (but I'd make that connection manually to speed things up even more if I were you). If what I've read is correct, the S3 should digest that info way faster. The race is on for someone to set up and tell us how it goes!! Who is going to win??