My status on this site may be "Beginner" but I can asure everyone that I am not. I was one of the beta testers of the original box (I believe this was around 2006). Having had BT boxes for around 13 years I have seen the system evole through many stages. Some good, some not so good. I still think we should be given the option of being able to disable this ugly and un-needed info panel if required. Then those that like it can keep it. Those that dislike it can remove it. - Come on BT - please show that yoy actually listen to customer feedback.