I'd much rather lurk here and read all the posts, but alas here I am forced to do this posting due to problems I'm experiencing with a new Humax DRT800. Hoping you experts here will have some input. I am going on my 3rd yr. owning a plain vanilla 40 hr. Tivo box, and wanted to upgrade the family's viewing pleasure with this new unit. So, I know a bit about Tivo, am not a total novice, but am also not a techno-geek, so be kind guys Have hooked this unit up per the illustration in the book, with composite cables going from my cable box [a Scientific Atlanta HD] to the Humax then to my Sony HD TV, model KDF-42WE655. I have gone thru so many configurations with this thing trying to get it to work , it's becoming a blurrrrrr. If my memory does serve me well, I recall first setting this up and the picture being just fine ... for about a day . Well, then I turn it on and the picture on my TV is really weird...all these "hatch" marks, as best I can describe them.[I think possibly in the HD LCD TV World, it could be termed as "drop out" on the picture...is that the correct term?] Like little vertical and horizontal slashes, very small but all over the screen. Thinking it might be a cable [cord] issue, I think well maybe I'll upgrade to a component cable. After all, the book does say for better picture quality go there. A hundred bucks later, I bring the new cable home, hook it up and same crappy picture. I call Humax and they say, well try an S-Video. Do that, and I don't get a picture at all, just a black screen. Is it me? What am I doing wrong here? Humax did intimate the dirty words, "possibly a defective hard drive". Do you think that's what it could be? I read some other threads here and am a little nervous about sending it back to Humax...some people have stated that I will get back a refurbished DRT800, not a brand new unit like I originally purchased. I'm frustrated and feeling like a knuckle-head that I can't get this to work, any help and/or input would be immensely appreciated!