The last time I chimed in here was to talk about a bug in which recordings would disappear from the list under fairly arcane conditions. It took > 1 year for a fix. This one is simpler ... I'm watching the same program I'm recording, *not* chase play. Every few minutes (10?) The black screensaver with the slowly moving 'directv' logo is displayed instead of the program video. The program audio continues, hitting a remote button restores the picture. Update: Maybe a little arcane at that - turning the receiver off and back on took care of this issue. What I did do was to tune to the program's channel about 9 minutes after the recording had started - just started watching the live channel, not the recording. Dtv has burned the 25yrs of good will they built up with me - the only thing keeping me with them is the lack of a fast enough network connection where I live. ATT seems perplexed by the subscriber Exodus but the bugs and price hikes have put dtv in the same 'class' as cable. Mmmv.