Advertisements Hi everyone, My HDXL was working fine, everything was great for 14 months. Last week, we decided that we could live without TiVo and opted for the Comcast AnyRoom DVR (no monthly fee for my package). I expected a bad design, but for $13 a month we'll survive. Fast forward to yesterday, after 3 missed recordings (honestly records, then you play back, gets half way, then the program is gone... unreal) wifey pushed for the Tivo to be enabled again. I connect it up, all was good. Ran to the guided setup routine again (to add the cable channels) and here, it would go to load the data it downloaded, then reboot and you then continue setup again, where it rebooted, and cycle again and again. I figure the drive might be bad, so I use mfstools, get a 1.5gb seagate installed, and everything is working from a virgin image. Go through the setup, everything is fast fast. We now have the TiVO back online, cablecard working, but one annoying issue. When you go to play a program, or switch to Live TV from now playing list the screen goes black for about 5 seconds, then the video appears. I'm using HDMI, but I've tried component with same issue. We can live with it, just weird its happening like that. Any thoughts? Is the HD XL starting to give up the ghost?