Advertisements Every time I try the TiVo Search Beta it's so slow as to be totally useless. I can't even test it to give feedback on the interface and features with any sense of reality. Example, I just used my iPhone camera to record how long it takes to get from one menu to another. To go from a playing NetFlix movie to the Search Beta and schedule one recording took ELEVEN MINUTES. I can post the video to YouTube if anyone wants to see it for themselves. Two of the eleven minutes were user error, I selected HD view, and it takes two minutes for that to load, and in frustration waiting for it to load I accidentally hit the arrow button and got dumped back to the low-def screen. Every change in menu selection seems to take 90 seconds to 2 minutes. What's worse is that I understand there should be recommendation icons at the top of the screen, but only two show up, the first on the far left is a show suggestion, the second on the far right is an advertisement. If I arrow through the blank screen on the top, it stops, and if I wait a minute or two, the program info will show up for some show, but never the icon. Finally I hit the button to see more info, and then it takes a few more minutes for the record button to become active. Meanwhile, on the far right of the screen is a big empty box that looks like it should have a picture of the show, or maybe even (this would be really cool if it did...) a trailer of the show. My TiVo is a Series 3. I am on an internal hardwired gigabit Ethernet LAN, which goes to a Verizon FIOS 20/5 WAN line. The TiVo's Ethernet cable is CAT 6 and goes through one hub/switch before hitting the router. I have a Mac Mini home theater attached to the same network switch and it has no networking issues to the outside world (hulu, netflix, downloads, trailers, etc), so I doubt networking is the issue. As is, I don't even want to test this again. It hasn't changed in 6 months since the last time I tried it. I can deal with bugs and crashes on something labeled "beta", but give me a break, this is "alpha" at best. Beta implies it's somewhat ready for primetime and we just need more testers to make sure nothing subtle got missed. Who can possibly test this when they'll waist at least ten minutes per show they try to find?