Have spent 3 days with a new Toshiba DST-3000 ($660 from Best Buy) and, honestly, am NOT impressed with it. The guide menu and the remote are just not to my liking. I'm also a little disappointed in the lack of true HD programming on DirecTV (only HDnet and HBO-HD). It just doesn't seem to justify the cost of the HD receiver at this point in time. I'm going to return the Toshiba next week....but have been unable to find any other HD receivers in stock anywhere in Asheville. (Go figure!) Circuit City carries the Sony HD/DirecTV receiver ($799 SRP)however, as well as being currently out of stock, the manager informed me that they'd had many, many returns on that unit as it had problems "running too hot". He said that Sony had "stopped production" on that unit and were fixing the bug, and that they expect some kind of HD receiver shipment in mid-to-late April. (Anyone else hear anything about this problem with the Sony HD receivers???) Anyway, I enjoyed the guide/menu on the el'cheapo RCA non-HD DirecTV receivers much better than the Toshiba. I love that the current screen is "shrunk" and placed in the upper left hand corner. (Does the RCA HD receiver have the same menu???) Would love to hear from other HD-receiver owners: which brand did you purchase??? and are you happy with it??? Thanks!