Advertisements Last week I turned on my TV after dinner and was confronted with a plain gray screen. I hit INFO and the unit showed that I was recording Survivor on LA2, but the status bar was at 0:00 even 30 minutes into the program. The second tuner was recording My Name is Earl on the hi-def NBC feed. I cancelled the Survivor recording and switched to the hi-def CBS feed and was able to successfully record the remainder of the program. Once they both finished, I was able to play with the unit and I found that all of my local channels (LA2-LA58) were gray. Normally when I get a gray screen it's because I'm tuned to a channel that I don't subscribe to and there is a message saying call this number and ask for this extension. There was no message. I called Directv and they resent the authorization codes 3 times and had me reboot the unit twice. On the third code resend, the channels showed up again. Well, doggonnit, a week has passed and I turn on the TV again tonight to find Survivor is again recording a gray screen. I looked thru my recordings for the day and found that all recordings from the local channels had been successful, the most recent being NBC nightly news. It looks like Survivor is taking the brunt of this problem. Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Is Survivor somehow to blame? Do the codes expire in a week? The Directv tech said I may be forced into the new HR20, which doesn't offend me other than I've increased the hard drive space in my current unit and don't know how to do that in the HR20. Please enlighten me.