how do i know if it is the software or the hard drive that is giving me problems? from doing searches on this forum it seems they are fairly similar. is there anything in particular that one problem or the other would tell me what it is? i have a hughes sd-dvr40 (unhacked - completely stock) that i bought a year ago. i do not know when i got the software update but i do have 6.3. i have had the thing freeze on me only once about a week ago - that i had to unplug to get rid of - and the fact that it was only once makes me think it might not be software? the other problem is that recorded shows seem to skip or lose audio and picture for a second. it reminds me of when its windy and the satellite signal gets bad. but its not happening live - only on my recorded shows. shouldn't that indicate that it is a hard drive issue? it is not constant, but at least once or twice a show. should i be looking into a new hard rive or new unit in the future? or is this something to do with the software problems everyone is having? thanks for any help!!!!