Well I finally upgraded my Series 1 (Black) to the new model R10. I LOVE it. What an improvement! Pretty much addressed any issues (speed) I had with my previous DirecTiVo but it also created one new one... It only comes in silver and all my other equipment is black. I've seen a lot of interest in a black R10 so I thought some of you might be interested to see how they look painted. The top picture is obviously "before" where I masked off all the buttons and the bottom shots are how it looks now. Basically all you need is some masking tape, an exacto knife and some black "plastic paint". If you have ever seen an episode of "American Chopper" where Justin or Nub are painting a gas tank, then you probably know the basics of masking. Just run the tip of the exacto knife in the groove around the buttons and peel off the rest (see picture) I also put a square around the DirecTv Logo just to make it look more factory. If you get any tiny "nicks" or ragged edges around the masking, you can use a black "Sharpie" to touch up and they won't show at all. The picture below shows the twins back in their rack where they belong.