I don't know about pixelization, but the FF function and the 30sec slip is not nearly as fluid as before. It looks like it pauses for a few seconds and then jumps ahead. Essentially, it's very choppy, making it hard to determine when to stop. Is this the same thing as pixelization? Last night while watching my recording of Lost, I was in FF, and it froze on me. I was able to use the 30s slip to jump ahead and break out of the freeze. Is this the same thing as the LOOPING frame?