Yeah, i'm connected to the Internet and it's fast and not flaky. Yeah, just finding it in the guide and hitting record. No, i don't use booleans. I think in the 3 times it happened there was only one other program recording in total. I don't remember which one or the time. But the recording didn't have any issues. I'm in San Diego. No basketball teams here, the closest is LA and the games that were stopped prematurely didn't feature them. And when there is a blackout issue like that, it gives that reason for when the game isn't recorded or stopped. Mine were completely random in the middle of the game and just said that someone "stopped" the recording. I can't tell you how long the C61K was off for before it started the recording. Probably a long time (several hours) Not really breakups, other than occasionally, a second of buffering like you would see in a stream. Cleared out guide data? Not sure i am familiar with this, can you explain? I did restart the receiver as was directed earlier in this thread, and this problem did happen again after i did that with the last stoppage. I added This drive externally. I didn't copy anything, I didn't even know that was an option, how would i even do that? I thought you just literally had to unplug the current external drive and plug in the old one to see the recordings on the previous drive? I wish i could copy the recordings as computer files on my pc or whatever. I do have this Hauppauge PVR recorder, but i have never even used it cause it would take forever to record things in real time. I wish there was a way to just transfer files from the hard drive to a pc or just plug it into a pc and view the files. Is there a way to do this? I understand there could be several things, but the odd thing is it only happens during live basketball games on TNT. And it's random. usually it's fine with 3+ hour recordings and randomly, it would stop prematurely and says that someone "stopped" the recording. Which is impossible since i am the only one that has access to do that.