I first saw the green lines while watching a recorded program. With TiVo, sometimes the signal was corrupted on a recorded program and the digital picture would be messed up and at first I thought it was this problem. So I scanned through the program and found that the green lines were throughout. I deleted the program and switched to live. On the live, I saw the green lines no matter what I did. I then went to the other recorded show which I had seen a little bit of and knew that there were no lines. After hitting play, the screen was just black. No matter what I did, I could not get a picture of the recorded show. I could forward it or switch back to live (with the green lines). I looked at the manual which indicated a front reset. I did the front reset and the green lines went away. I rechecked the recorded program but it was still black with apparently no information. I wish I had saved the first show to see if the green lines were gone on it. The search error is as described above in another post from Pat A. A normal search is done and the screen comes up with the screen that looks like a search result only it is empty with "error" in the caption of the result menu. No matter how many times the search is repeated, the same result. As I said, I repeated the same search this morning and received the normal results. I also checked the status of the schedule (in TiVo it was a "To Do List") and everything appears to be fine though I have no recordings scheduled until tonight. Back to the turn off time. I rarely record anything at 3:00 am. So as long as the recorder is not recording, it is ok to leave it on? Or is that bad? I am used to the TiVo recorder being on all the time. Is that wrong?