You can totally access your DVR remotely using the Slingbox. It's a small device that you hook up to your DVR and your internet router. It allows you to watch your DVR programming from anywhere that you have an Internet connection. The setup is pretty simple. You must have a high speed internet connection and a router to access your DVR outside of your own network. You can install the software on any computer and use a Finder ID and password to locate your slingbox and control you DVR from anywhere. They have a mobile version of the software too so you can access your DVR from a Windows Mobile 5.0 based phone. It is the best product I have purchased in a LOOOONG time and it works great with the 8300HD. It has all of the remote control functions including list, abc buttons, etc. Cheap as hell too and no subscription fees ($249 max price, Costco has it for $199). Check out the website of hit me up if you have any questions about it. But using this, I can set up recordings that I forgot about anytime, from my cell phone (T-Mobile MDA).