I too find this battery symbol annoying. It's fine when using the small screen for the usual setting up, satellite finding and editing and such, but if you want to WATCH an actual programme on a bigger screen via the HDMI socket then it is very aggravating. Surely it wouldn't hurt to make it removable in the menu somewhere. It's also annoying that the level of the sound via the HDMI is controlled by the buttons on the unit. The only way to watch on the big screen and listen via its own speakers without the (squeaky)sound also coming out of the unit is to plug in some headphones. Bah!