Thanks smokie and big_dirk for your replies. I presume it was big_dirk's video that I saw. Of course Virgin would say they are hoping to get it running faster, but I wonder if they actually will? Instant response is an important point of why people so enjoy using their existing TIVOs, and if it's a choice between speed and a whole load of info. about other programs cluttering up the screen (that I am not generally interested in), I'd go for speed every time. 7 days to go until I get my hands on one... oh boy, is time dragging at the moment!