Well I spent tons of time today talking to Dish net about the Hopper3. Found out that my issue w/the OTA tuner problem turning off is a known issue. That they have no fixes for the problem. They also have no fix for the unit not seeing my ext HDD. So I have a fancy DVR that is screwed up and which they have no fixes. So looks like it's a good thing I'm stuck w/the DTV DVR. That way I can get the LIL TV news. What gets to me is why it's synced to that particular time of day.