Advertisements Just got my Series 3 Tivo today, having finally upgraded from my five-and-a-half-year-old Series 1. Yay. Noticed a few oddities with it so far, and not sure how many of them are actual issues and how many are user-error or configuration-related. Regardless, here is my list so far: 1. When entering and exiting various menus, sometimes the screen will, in the space of about a second, go black, then draw some of the menu lettering without the colored backgrounds, then go green, then draw the lettering again, then finally settle in drawing the screen as normal. Although some of the discussion above hints at this possibly being related to resolution changes, I can't see why it would draw perfectly readable text on a black backround or a solid green background in the process. 2. Although TIvo Desktop says I can access my Media Access Key by going to Messages & Settings, then "Account & System Information, then selecting Media Access Key, no such menu option is available, nor is there any such item listed under any of the three submenus under Account & System Information. 3. After fetching my Media Access Key from the Tivo support website through Manage My Account, Tivo Desktop refuses to connect to my Tivo, claiming "There was an error while attempting to retrieve data from the selected DVR. Access is denied" no matter how many times I retyped the key, cut-and-pasted it from the website, or just yelled at the laptop in frustration (which, while somewhat satisfying, doesn't really accomplish anything tangible) 4. Under Music, Photos, Products, & More, some of the menu options work and some do not. The ones that do not are: 1. Live 365 - "An error occurred while running the application. H*TP failure (Error reading header 0x50005)" 2. Podcaster - Endless 'Please wait...' 3. SameGame - "An error occurred while running the application. HT*P failure (Error reading header 0x50005)" 4. Wordsmith - "An error occurred while running the application. H?TP failure (Error reading header 0x50005)" 5. Skull & Bones - "An error occurred while running the application. HT?P failure (Error reading header 0x50005)" 6. user's Music on Server - No audio when attempting to play. (No, it doesn't really have the * or ? in the middle of the capitalized letters, but since I haven't posted on this forums in five years, it thinks I'm trying to put a link in my post and won't permit it yet.) Aside from the green flickers and the inability to connect with Tivo Desktop, I wouldn't really notice these problems if they didn't show up as unusable menu options. Even with these minor glitches, it's much better than my Series 1 and it's lightyears beyond the miserable Motorola DCT6412 cablebox that Comcast is currently renting me. I'd insult it but I can't think of any insults that don't make unfair comparisons with undeserving vermin and actually flatter the DCT6412 unduly. Tomorrow, the DCT goes away, permanently, never to darken our door again, and after a brief exorcism to flush out the residual evil spirits, the Series 3 in its current state will still take over all HD recording duties. It would just be nice if everything worked flawlessly instead of most everything working with very few flaws, y'know?