First Off Great forum idea! I have the Dish Network PVR 501, and as Im sure all the tivo and replay owners I am hooked. I watch tv the way I want to watch it. No network exec telling me I can only watch the latest episode of CSI at 9:00pm For those that don't have a pvr. Save your dimes and get one. I don't know how many times I have backed up 5 seconds to catch something I missed, or paused what I was watching for a phone call or someone at the door. I can watch a hour network TV show in 40 min. Thats a savings of 20 min. of my time. :d I got mine just before my boy was born and I am sure glad I had it. Boy cries.. pause... sooth baby... resume watching. Though the Dish Network PVR is no where near what Tivo is it gets the job done. On top of that it only cost me $100.00 upgrade from the standard tuner. I pay $5.00 a month for it but would be paying that anyway for a standard Sat. tuner. No other costs. Only two things that I would improve. 1. A dual tuner version. (Dish has one but its quite spendy right now) 2. The ability to access the shows recorded from any tuner box in my house. So many times I would love to watch something recorded upstairs. I had a couple of problems with mine and did loose about 20 hours of recorded shows. Solution to the problem was to make sure you turn the unit off when you are not watching. When you shut it off it defrags the hard drive and cleans things up (thats what tech support told me). It seems to work because no more problems. I am also very happy with the remote that was provided. It will not control my entire system but it is perfect for watching TV. Anyone else happy or disappointed with their Dish Network PVR? Has anyone added a larger hard-drive to theirs?