Advertisements It is a hardware issue. I bet if you stick a plastic piece between the pin and the HDMI card most of those would be fixed. I know mine and at least 5 other people who have followed my ways and gambled with $1,000 has fixed there units. It is not clear at this point weather it is a separation of the pin and card or the actual fact that the plastic piece pushes the HDMI card ever so slightly toward the back but it definitely fixes the issue. By the way the negative kind of discoloration happens when the card is pushed downward. It is definitely a hardware issue. Maybe they didn't factor in the 10G or the presence of air (or smog in most cases). I just wish my HD TiVo would be Sony just like My DirectTiVo and my Standalone TiVo.