Sat down last night to wath thursday's recordings of Fringe and FlashForward. Got an HR20 with external eSATA. Each program, the scenario went the same. 1. Select the single-episodonde List. Hit Play and for a second, saw the Delete/No Delete prompt when you come to the end of the show. Then, screen went blank. Hit play, got the Bump noise and show wouldn't move. Play duration bar showed on the bottom left with the bar at the 0:00 time slot and the 1:00 bar at the right. Play and FF got the bump noise; show wouldn't move. 2. Did it for the 2nd show; same deal 3. Did it for the Bill Mhar show, just recorded; same deal. 4. Figured the operating software was screwed up, so I figured a reboot was in order. 5. Power cycled the DVR and waitied. 6. Got to my LIST and the shows, all three, were no longer in my LISTS. Still not there next day. Two questions: 1. If I have lost those 2 shows, what is the best way to view those episodes? I'm a hard-core fan and both are winding down and I can't miss these lost episodes. Please help. 2. What can I do to prevent this from happening again? I got shows to be DVRed tomorrow and next week. I'll test today, but why would I think anything diffferent would happend? (I'm not insane.) Anybody seen this? Anybody got suggestions on questions 1 and 2? Thanks for your help.