Advertisements Is there a website with a simulator for several models of Tivo receivers? Where I could look at the menus and explore how it works before I buy one? I currently own a series 2 Philips Tivo 7000 series and love it. I've had it for several years and I've done an upgrade to it by adding a 160gig drive. The DirecTV HD upgrade that is coming however is making me start my search for an HD receiver. My concerns aren't like those others have with hardware or hookup, but rather I'm more worried about losing the features I've gotten used to. Namely things like being able to sort the Now Playing list into folders and the dual-tuner swap ability. At the least, maybe those of you with HD receivers already can tell me if at least these two features survived to the new models? And if you don't know what I mean by the dual-tuner swap ability, I'm refering to the fact that with my current dual-tuner Tivo I can be watching live TV on two channels and swap between the two tuners by pushing the down arrow. And it's not like the previous channel thing, because then you lose the buffer. I mean both tuners with their own buffers intact and just swapping between them. I don't watch live TV very much, but when I do, the commercials kill me. So I usually pick two shows and when a commercial comes on I pause that tuner and swap to the other tuner. When a commercial comes on that tuner I pause it as well and then swap back. After only one or two program segments I've got plenty of buffer built up on both tuners that I no longer have to watch commercials on either one. I could just start recording both channels and go read a book for 30 min or so, but that's not nearly as convienient. Also, can anyone tell me why on earth they added that middle step to the guide button??! That's insanely annoying to have to hit guide twice every time! Please tell me that feature isn't on the new Tivos or that I can skip it somehow! Personally I have never once hit the guide button and wanted to filter at that moment. Actually I've never used the filter ability in any way ever, but with my current Tivo I like that it's there if I ever did want it, hidden under a second menu where it belongs and not forced in front of my face EVERY time I look at the guide... I have a normal newer receiver that does that and a friend of mine has a DirecTV DVR (non-Tivo) that does that and it drives me crazy. (if you couldn't tell) What about the tivo style program guide? I also love that. The grid guide is slow and only lets you see out an hour. I love being able to look 4, 5, or 6 hours ahead per channel with zero effort. Granted you look ahead at one channel at a time, but the guide draws SO fast compared to the grid guide that it's a non-issue. I can see the next 5 or 6 hours of TV for 10 channels inside of 10 button presses and 10 seconds. With the grid guide you can't hardly see 5 hours of the schedule on ONE channel in 10 seconds because the darn thing draws so slow. Any input is appreciated! Thanks!