Maybe I'm overreacting to this, but here goes. A week ago we had a lightning strike that took out my DirecTV service, my Sharp HD tv, my DSL, and the ethernet port on my newest desktop pc. Everything is fixed except for my tv which is being evaluated to see if it is worth repairing. In the meantime I am using an old 36" JVC crt which still works fine. I suspected that my DTV issue was the LNB because I could still watch recorded programs on my HR23. Turns out the tech did have to replace the LNB and he was only at my house for around 30 minutes. He called me when he was finished and I questioned him about whether the DVR could have been damaged but he said it was fine. However when I turn on the tv and the DVR at the same time it takes probably 3 times as long before I get anything on the screen. I have used this same tv before with my HR23 and I don't remember having his issue. Once the dvr is booted up it seems fine although I don't have my flat screen to test it with. Could there be some damage that is reflected in the slow boot up?