I thought I've give you all a laugh. There was a Dead Like Me marathon on Sci Fi yesterday. Since I'd never saw the original I thought I'd do a series link. After several hours I started watching the pilot and suddenly, "poof" it was gone. I checked the playlist and the listing was no longer there. How rude. I was about to get worked up about the "bug" in the HR20-100, when the series link screen popped into my mind. Yup, the recorder was doing exactly what I asked it to do "Keep At Most 5". Not sure how many have seen Drew2k's helpful information: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=91037&highlight=recording+defaults ....but after all this time owning the 700 and now an additonal 100, I didn't know you could actually set the universal defaults. Buried WAY to deep in the menu structure.