I had a strange experience with a new HR54 this week: Three recordings were scheduled one night from 9:00-10:00pm -- when any of them are played back, the progress bar indicates that the entire show was recorded, however at precisely 48 minutes into each show, the "Would you like to delete this recording" message pops up, and that's as far as you can go. I've had this machine for a couple of weeks and this is the only time I've seen this happen. I'm guessing maybe it was a fluke -- perhaps some kind of hiccup that caused all three recordings to be corrupted? I have a very simple setup -- the SWM LNB is connected directly to the HR54 -- no splitters or power inserter, and I'm using the internal drive -- so there would seem to be little to go wrong. There's an older thread here discussing a similar problem with an HR44, but the consensus there seemed to be that an external drive was to blame. If anyone can think of any likely culprits, or anything I can check, I'd like to hear about it. Thanks!