Advertisements Hi folks, I've got an older (bought and activated in October 2002) Tivo 80 hr. Series 2 standalone, and I replaced the HD in it perhaps two years ago or so with one (160 GB) from Weaknees. At the time, the TiVo was beginning to make a lot of loud strange noises from the hard drive, but in terms of performance it actually seemed to be doing better then than it is now. There are no unusual sounds from the HD this time-- instead we're getting a lot of (and increasing instances of) video corruption on playback (but hard to tell whether it was recorded that way or it's happening during the digital to analog conversion. Just have analog cable going in through the RF connector, and composite out to the TV. Also, the unit seems to freeze up completely at least every couple of weeks or so, where the only solution is to power it down (by pulling the plug) and reboot it. So am I boned? I have lifetime service on this unit and would like to keep it going as long as possible. Could it be HD fragmentation (does the Tivo defragment in the background)? Would deleting everything and rebooting help in that case? Or are the analog-to-digital or vice-versa chips going bad? The lack of excessive or strange noises seems to rule out a hard drive problem. Whenever I check the temp, it always reports a normal one (37 C). Any help would be appreciated. I don't suppose there's any way to buy a new 80-hr series 2 and transfer the lifetime service, is there? Thanks, Papageno aka Jose.