After 11 days of using this receiver I thought I'd better post my non-professional review. The unit I am reviewing is Serial Number 0000 4721 5405 software version 1.06.00. Setting up is a snatch. It pulled in all local analog and digital broadcaster on the first tuning. Pulling in a satellite signal is a little harder as you must make a phone call. The Sony SATHD 300 runs cool and looks good, yet like the Jaguire XKE it will only run good for a little while. 1. Horozontal tears in the picture as I change channels is a dailey occurance and they do not go away when changing channels. They go away only after turning the receiver off and then back on. 2. Video lock -up, gosh and I work in a prison, either a frozen image of a scrambled or solid bicture has occured at least 5 times. I have left the unit alone to see if the receiver will unlock itself, which it doesn't. One has to "surf" the channel selector to unfreeze the picture. 3. Audio lock-up, either a constant buzz or silence. Like video lock-up has occured when changing channels and will go away when you surf the channel. 4. There are two shopping channels that will not stay hidden. This I believe is a Problem with DIRECTV as it is only those specific channels that will reappear after you turn the receiver off for a few hours. The Sony 300 replaces the very short lived 200, and unlike the 200, can be set up to time shift record differen channel at different times, yet with the above problems you may record nothing or a picture with a horozontal tear in it for the whole time shift recording time. Now unless Sony and DIRECTV can repair this via software upgrade over the phone line I will have to find a good repair facility.