hi - i have a Philips DSR-704 that is a couple yrs old now. it's worked fine up until recently. the symptons i notice:
1) on playback: intermittingly it will freeze up (sometimes w/ pixelation, sometimes not)...for 15, 30 sec or so at a time, repeatedly...like it's in a "bad" spot of the drive
2) on viewing live tv: intermittingly it will pixelate noticably
**i've noticed the signal strength to be usually 93 or more on 1 tuner and 89 or more on the 2nd tuner.
i called directv and they told me i needed to reformat the drive....they said if i turn the unit off (unplug it) for 2 hrs...that when i plugged it back in i would see an option to reformat it....
but that was NOT the case
anyone know how to reformat this unit? (w/o having to pull out the drive - i.e. thru the menu or some button on it??)