S4120R with almost new 320GB HD from weaknees software 6.3e-01-2-381 service #381-0000-E03A-A480 I only record via the Guide or manually. No Season Passes, green thumbs, red thumbs and all the rest of the exotica. For earlier today the following were scheduled; ESPNClassic (via Guide) from 4 to 6 AM (PDT) which recorded normally ABC (San Francisco local via Guide) from 12:30 to 3 PM which recorded normally and finally SpeedTV (607) via manual from 10 AM to 2 PM. (Four 1 hour shows in a row) At 1 PM I checked and the ABC (7) show was being recorded but Speed only displayed a black screen with 1:24 of 4 hour geen progress bar. Couldn't go to beginning. Selected Guide which displayed and then selected VS (608) which in turn displayed. Then using the Guide selected Speed and now it displayed. Played 4 hour recording from the Now Playing list. Same 1:24 green bar and for 1:24 all was well. Then the picture froze for a brief interval, about 2 seconds, and then went blank. The Samsung DLP TV detects video(?) on the S-video input else it would display an error message. But the sound continued. Could not fast forward. But could Reverse but it started reversing from 1:24. Could Fast Forward but only to 1:24. I haven't tried to see whether the sound continues to the 4 hour mark but it is still there at 1:30.