About two weeks ago I started having the problem mentioned in the title. During the day I may turn on the TV and find the HR34 is tuned to CNN. So maybe I back it up a bit to see the news at the top of the hour. I have been doing this for years. A couple of weeks ago the HR34 began to spontaneously stop playback, as if I had hit pause. However, hitting play on the remote does not get it going again - I have to fast forward briefly, then hit play, and then maybe everything works for another 10-15 minutes before freezing up again. I restarted the receiver, but this problem did not go away. Probably this has nothing to do with CNN, but I have not yet noticed this occurring on other channels, but it is less frequent that I am playing other channels on delay.. I am not aware of this happening on any of our HR24s. Anyone else seeing this?