Advertisements I like to watch only comedy movies on the premium channels. And I like to set the ones I would like to record for a period of at least two weeks in advance if not more. No search mechanism that I can find on this receiver will let me do that for more than about two days in advance. It runs out of memory. I tried smart search, I tried every kind of search. This means that I have to manually scroll through every premium channel for two weeks in advance and look at the description of every movie to decide if it's something I would like to record. Using the right arrow to move ahead is maddening slow, it hangs up or doesn't respond at all until the download catches up. It takes me well over two hours to scroll through two weeks of programming and I don't even have most of the premium channels. I only have the Starz package and Showtime presently because it's on a 3 month free promotion. But if I want to assure myself that programs I want will be recorded, I have to do that every two weeks. TiVo blows this receiver away, let alone the fact that it will go out there and find those programs for me by learning my viewing habits. If I could afford it, I would run over this DirecTV receiver with my car. I have never seen or had a less user friendly or more unintelligent software. The remote response is ridiculous, the receiver can't distinguish reruns from first run so I get three or four of the same program. What's the point of even having "first run only" choice in the set up? I only signed up in March because of the "promise" that the TiVo unit was about to be released. Ha ha ha on me. Now I'm stuck with a termination fee which I may pay I'm so fed up with what I have, and go to TiVo Premier. Do any of you remember a device about 15 years ago that was called "Video Guide?" It was the best design I have ever seen hands down. It even knew if a program had already been recorded and it would advise you if you were setting up recordings. This was fifteen years ago they had this technology!! For some incredible and unfortunate reason, it went out of business. DirecTV ought to track down and hire some of the guys that designed that thing. Then they would have some common sense and hi tech user intuitive engineers. Because for right now what they have in my opinion is absolute junk!