As I've been reading through the various receiver reviews and trying to decide on which receiver would work be the best choice for me if I were to purchase an FTA system, so far I think I've been drawn the most to the Pansat 3500 receiver...reasonably priced with a good number of features, plus I think aesthetically the box itself looks the best of all comparably priced receivers. However, other receivers in the same price range (under $200) also seem to be excellent choices as well, so at this point I'm still debating which would be the best selection for a first receiver which would be used with a 76cm dish and motor. That said, and not necessarily specific to the Pansat 3500, of all the major FTA Ku receiver manufacturers available, which is your favorite, and why? It seems that each brand has its own unique quirks or charactersitics...some good, some bad...so of these unique characteristics from one brand to another, which are helpful and which tend to be more of a nuisance? Finally, are any of the major receiver manufacturers better about providing firmware upgrades than others?