I have read many threads about people with similar issues to mine with the HR-24. It will freeze for 10-15 seconds and any keys pressed during that freeze are "saved" and then executed consecutively when it comes back. Another issue is long delays from pressing play on an item in my play list and the item actually playing. My final issue is audio cut outs. This happens on recorded items as well as live items. There will be a slight hiccup for a fraction of a second where the audio drops and then it comes back. I have had this receiver for around 4 months. There were no issues until a few weeks ago. I have it running a 2 TB WD Green drive in an Antec MX-1 enclosure with a Trip-Lite eSata cable. I was thinking that the slowness might be related to the drive filling up (38% Free) and it just can't handle the sheer size of the playlist. However now that I am reading all the other issues im not so sure. How many people out there with issues with their HR-24 are using an eSata enclosure? Feedback, thoughts? Can this be causing the issue or is there just a problem with the design of the receiver?