With the 7.3.1 update, things got a bit faster but it is still more sluggish than it was before... I haven't cared about the sluggishness part though, but the bleeping restarts are getting to me. I made the mistake of mentioning yesterday that I had noticed it had not happened for the past few days, and so I cursed myself and it did it again last night. 48 minutes into Standoff... it takes 6-7 minutes to restart and start the recording again, so I ended up with the second "part" being 6 minutes long, 3 of which was the end commercials and previews of next week. I got to see the "bad guy" name a name to the "good people", and then commercials hit, tivo did its BAD THING, and when the show started to record again, I got to see the kidnapped little girl being returned to her parents (which her father was the "bad guy"). Great, huh? I am now officially sick of this, I DO NOT pay $13/mo or $155 per year for the "tivo service" (which is FREE with programs you get for free when you purchase a tv tuner for your PC), to have it constantly Restart during my programming and to usually miss the end of or the best part (the climax leading up to the end) of the show. I also have this $500 machine that does the exact same things that my 2 other desktops, and 2 other laptops do, and my current tv tuner being used with my media center laptop is only hooked up with an antennae (not the cable tv which goes to our tivo) and it is more trustworthy nowadays than the tivo... I could take the lagging, but refuse to spend another penny for something that can and should be free (or at least much cheaper). And don't say tivo can do anything better than my free program can do, as this program will look at the priority of a season pass (which it can do, as well as manual always same day/time recordings) and if the higher pass conflicts with another show at the same time but it will repeat in the next ??? days and it can record it then, it will go and schedule THAT other day for it and get me the lower priority recording show for that first night. So I get both... While with tivo, I have to actually see that I can do it, go and manually schedule the first show for the 2 days later, and then tell the lower pass show to record that first night (again manually). And this is what I pay the $13/mo for???... I can't even believe that tivo has started to make people sign up for a year or more contract for their serrvices, and is it that if you only want to pay month to month, you have to pay $16 or so a month instead of the $12.95??? I was lucky enough to not have to deal with that, but my now almost 2 year old Humax DVD tivo just doesn't seem to make it all worth it as any of my other computers with home network and 4 extra external hard drives can do it all if not more... I cannot even add music to "publish" without making the tivo desktop software take forever to load up (if it does properly), it reminds me of the problems with version 2.2, but as soon as I take away the published music, it goes back to normal. So if my tv shows get botched when recording, tivo restarts so much it's hard enough to just watch programming that is ON the tivo unit itself, and I can't use the "home media network" features for what they are supposed to do (at least they don't make people pay $100 for that anymore), then really, what is the point in having the tivo at all??? Anyone want to buy a used tivo/humax DRT-800 box?