Here's yet another story:
I bought a 3rd HR10 a year ago (actually, I paid $238 which DTV credited me $300 for, so they actually bought it). It was a demo from CC. The HDMI didn't work, but I didn't care, just happy to have probably the last HR10 on anyone's shelf.
Today I came home to a blinking clock. Uh-oh, that's never good. Apparent power bump about 10:30 AM, if my math is right. My other 2 HR10's were busily recording, but the new one would not power up. I pulled the power cord and repowered, and got the BSOD. Hmmm. I never used HDMI on this one, so WTF? Unpowered it for 5 minutes, and powered it back up. BSOD x 2. Unpowered it for 15 minutes. BSOD x 3.
OK, one last try. I pulled the power, researched the problem here, contemplated reseating the HDMI, cursed Steve Jobs for not having the foresight to buy Tivo and put it in the Mac OS, considered ordering a PS from Weaknees, actually even considered a HR20 (now that's real insanity for me).
After a half hour, I powered it up one more time before cracking the case. Cold as a cucumber, fan blowing just fine, etc. "almost there..." (tap tap tap), then, miracle of miracles, it started working. Now it seems to work fine. But, is it living on borrowed time?
How long does it take Weaknees to send a PS? I might just go ahead and get one for a shelf spare, since I have 3 aging HR10s that I would like to nurse along until 2010.