I have had a Premiere for almost a year now and have had increasing problems with the device. It worked perfectly for the first several months but then it started spontaneously rebooting while watching Netflix, failing to connect to the Internet, etc. If these were regular personal computers wouldn't you just assume they had bad motherboards, e.g. network interfaces? If the Premiere does in fact have a defective design, do you think it would bankrupt Tivo to fix them all? If so that would certainly explain their reticence to admit a problem. Also, do new Premieres have a newer hardware revision yet? And, do they have the same network-connect problems as the older units (yet) ?