Am I just cursed? After spending $600 to be rid of 3 horriblely painful to use HR22s it seems to be starting all over again! Last night while watching the Chargers self destruct my HR24-500 was acting like my old HR22 years ago. I was watching about 20 minutes behind live and as I would start fast forwarding through a commercials sometimes it was slow to start the fast forward… It would also have a 5 – 45 second delay before I could stop the fast forward. Basically made it so I couldn’t FFD without losing control and going way past where I wanted to be. This morning on a different HR24-500 the same thing happened a couple of times and then the remotes (I have two remotes for this DVR) completely stopped working. I tried to skip a commercial and nothing happened. I tried to STOP, EXIT, GUIDE and nothing worked on either remote. I just left the programming playing about 10 minutes later (that’s right 10 minutes!) a bunch of the remote keys I pushed finally showed up. The recording went fast forward a bit, then back, then the guide came up, guide went away and the playback stopped and was left in live TV. The DVR was then back to normal – no reboot needed – just started working again. Why does this happen? Could Direct please hire some engineers please!