Hi, Every morning my VIP211k shuts off at 7am. I am ~usually~ asleep at that time. Yesterday morning though, I was awake and a message came on screen that the tuner was about to power down to check for upgrades and what-nots. I had an option to bail out which I did because I was watching something! I always sleep with the TV on, but every morning when I wake up later there's a message floating around the screen in "Pong mode" informing me the tuner is turned off. REALLY?? It's turned off? Then how is it displaying a message on my TV?? I really hate that. I wouldn't mind it so much if it would power itself back up and go back to what I was watching or trying to record. But it doesn't. I checked in the set up menus and I can't find any way to disable this behavior, the only thing I can find is that you can only set the time that it executes this very annoying procedure, EVERY DAY! I do not like that it shuts off because when it does, it wakes me up. As long as I hear the TV, I sleep. As soon as it gets quiet, I wake up to see what's wrong. Having raised two kids, it's my nature to become worried when things suddenly go quiet. I really, really, really hate this "feature" and would love to find a way to disable it. What happens if you are recording a show at that time? Will it abort the recording and shut down anyway? Can you change it to do this like once a week instead of every bloody day??? This thing really annoys me so much I would even go inside the tuner and cut wires if that's what it takes. I'm not afraid to open the thing up. It's mine, it's paid for and it annoys me. There must be a way around this.. Thanks..