Over the past 2 days I have noticed that the audio and video dropouts when turning channels have gone away. The term for this seem to be macro blocking.
We have given up the DVI connection and will wait patiently for a firmware upgrade sometime down the line. It does work but there are some hoops to jump through with my particular configuration so it is not worth the trouble.
We like this box. My wife can easily record programs and call them up, pause live programming...
An old wise man once said: "If momma is happy, everyone is happy"
Just two things on the wish list for us:
1. Navigation arrows automatically bring up info at bottom of screen, and the navigate with them through time and channel without bringing up guide, as the 5100 did.
2. The ratings (G,PG, R...) would show up on the bottom of the screen when changing channels.
All that being said, we like the pioneer echo GUI and with a few tweaks we will love it.
BTW. I felt my remote was decidedly better than the one with the 5100. Although now that we have all the dvr functions on the Pronto Pro, we dnn't use it anymore.