I've had my hr10-250 for almost 2 years and never had any momentary blackout issues until about 1 month ago. So it's definitely not related to a type of dish, or a recent hack installed. Unless a new version of software came down in the last month (which I don't recall reading about), it also is not software related IMHO. The only other thing I can think of is maybe the hard drive is finally starting to go bad, and hence every once in a while the software can't write something to the drive. My drives do seem to make a bit more noise when spinning than when they were brand new. Has anyone with this problem tried putting their hard drives thru SpinRite or some other "defrag" or "optimizing" program?