I would not hold my breath on a new version of SARA. The latest versions on the Rogers network are full of bugs (hard disks spinning up and down erratically), In Ontario, there are very many frustrated customers; some have comtemplated a class-action suit. There is a thread here documenting this. So I am very happy with my old version of SARA, that runs glitch free, does not require frequent reboots of the PVR, and that still knows how to handle an external hard drive properly. Thank you very much Videotron! Unfortunately, these machines will never be close to Bell's in terms of features and overall quality. Cisco/SA are not particularly strong in innovation...BTW, you can program an approximate 30 sec skip using the custom buttons on the remote.