Our house had 2 boxes, 1 old v+ box and 1 TiVo 500gb (Cisco). This week the v+ was "upgraded" to a TiVo 1TB (Samsung). The noise from the buffering hard drive is positively awful. The TV has to be quite loud to drown it out and if the TV is off the noise is unbearable. An engineer came yesterday and said all the boxes make noise but some are worse than others! He changed the box for another 1TB Samsung but the noise is exactly the same!! My 500gb TiVo does not make this noise so I don't see why I should have to put up with this. I think with prices set to rise again sky might finally get my vote!!