Advertisements Sorry to hear of the problems. Hopefully they'll get resolved. Since there have been no software changes over the past 60 days and you've only seen these symptoms in the last three weeks I'd be more inclined to say you're experiencing a local, probably hardware problem. Your specific symptoms have been around for as long as TiVo's have been around and everything you've mentioned points to HDD trouble. It's possible that there are signal or CC glitches, but what you've described; "takes minutes to get through menu items, picture locks up, etc" are classic indicators of a hard drive with bad sectors, bad read/write heads or both. Just to eliminate a hard drive problem you may want to try running TiVos diagnostic program, Kickstart 57 to see if that might clear things up. It may or may not but I wouldnt expect any software upgrade to cure the things that youve described. Anyway, hope things work out and keep us posted!