You were using Windows 7. That's still beta software. You might have done something wrong. There could have been an issue with whatever beta build you were using. Some people jump at the chance to try a new operating system. The rest of us wait until we're sure it works with whatever applications we use. You acknowledge using QSF solves the problem, as long as you enable filters. Sorry but your first "issue" was an issue with a beta version of Windows. Your second issue is with a "poor interface", having to do the extra step of running QSF. Do a search Tivo Desktop Plus currently chokes on these files.