I apologize for the noobness of this post but I'm not very tech savvy. I'm having some problems with my DirecTivo and I'm thinking I need a new hard drive but I'm not sure and I know there's an enormous Tivo brain trust on these forums. What's happening is every once in a while I'll get a program that records that has horizontal pixilated streaks through it, and the sound and picture is jerky. Basically it's completely unwatchable. So far this has only happened to shows on the SciFi Channel and USA. There have been times where I've caught a streaky program recording, I go to Live TV and the screen is black with the message that it can't get a signal from Satellite 2. I've gone to my other TV that's just on the DirecTV tuner box and I can see the program fine. Would a problem with the hard drive affect my ability to see the program via Live TV? Is it possible that I have a bad area on my Hard Drive that Tivo is writing to? As far as my Tivo goes, from memory, I think I have a Phillips. The hard drive is upgraded, but that was years ago. Thanks for the help.