If I understand you inquiry, you are playing a recording while it is stil recording. you pause the playback and are not getting an option to resume when you return to the recording. To resume play where you left off on a recording, you have 2 options. 1) press Pause to resume where you left off, or 2) press Play on the remote to resume. Both options will resume play where you paused. This can be done at either the Hopper or Joey. Also, if you stop watching the program, and want to watch later, pressing the Play button on the remote will resume play where you stopped. This will only work on a recording that is completely recorded. Pressing play on an event while it is recording will begin the playback from the start. If you have further questions, please let me know. Thanks.