Not that I think airbrushing of genitalia is a good thing to do.
Don't knock it until you've tried it.
Unfortunately, those same gigabgit ethernet devices are at least two orders of magnitude faster than the local cable isp on even the very best of days.
Update: 08/11 23:24 GMT by KD : Readers are reporting that it's not Bing that comes up for a nonexistent domain, it's the user's default search engine (noting that at least one Microsoft update in the past changed the default to Bing). There may be nothing new here.
The downside of the drive powering down is that I can be watching one channel live for hours, then I miss what someone says and click the go-back-a-few-seconds and that causes the drive to spin up (which takes usualy 5 to 15 seconds) and start recording from that point, defeating one of the purposes of the DVR.