Thought I would post an update - I took advantage of Tivo's offer to exchange my unit for a new one in the off chance it might make a difference. Still the exact same issue. I thought about just returning it now and going back to my Series 2 which has been rock solid for over 4 years, but think I will just keep the Premier unit since it is newer hardware and software. My work around of quickly hitting the pause and play button has been working and seems to keep if I stay on the same channel. I will say this - Tivo was great about the exchange. Then sent me a new unit without charge and told me once I receive it just put the old one back in the box and ship it back (they provided a prepaid UPS label). I half expected a refurbished unit for the replacement, but it was a brand new sealed unit with all the accessories etc. The only thing left to do is I am going to write a letter or email to Tivo about this issue. I feel as though I am a beta tester since the software in these units is flawed. And, the earliest report I've found on this issue is over 7 months old. Now come on - I would think they would be able to resolve a simple issue like this but it seems they must be just ignoring it. Does anyone have a proper address or email address where I can send my letter of discontent to?