My 34 is probably about 6 months old, has the original 1TB drive in it. This morning while watching CNN and having rewound maybe halfway into the buffer, it keeps pausing every few minutes. I hear the sound drop first and than the frame freezes and it will not start up on it's own. I have to FF forward, just a little, to get it running again. There is no weather to cause rain fade. Perchance is this a system wide problem? I started this morning. I watched recorded and buffered programs with no problem yesterday.