Advertisements I guess it would help to know more about how this thing works. Been having all the same issues (see post in this thread). One thing I find interesting is that the sound on HD channel will first start cutting out, then after a couple minutes, you rewind and play again and the recording is just fine. The data IS there. Eventual the HD channel will start pixelating bad. Same thing if you swap channel and return, it's fine. Also, if my drives are failing, why does SD record 100% fine every time? If we didn't record HD, I believe we'd have no problems. The wife is transferring all her season passes back to SD. I remain highly suspect of software, encoding, or something that pushes the buffer/live performance over the brink.