If the title is a bit unclear, I have the following going on: I record a program, watch it some time later and 3/4ths of the way through the recording jumps to the beginning -- it picks up exactly as if I'd started it over ... but I didn't. [firmware 3.66 but I think it's a recent update. no idea if the program I was watching was recorded under 3.65 or 3.66] To all appearances, playback isn't starting over, the program is actually recorded that way. or else, something in the program stream (as it's stored) points back to the program's start. [ firmware question for the engineers @ echostar: it's as though there's a hole in my filesystem, or a linked list which points back to program start ... ] Details: This seems to happen only to BBC america on 135. I don't think I've seen any recorded programs from other channels behave this way. which indicate this is a bbca problem but I don't buy that -- others would be complaining. AND, when I fast-forward thru the portion which contains the restart the picture is badly pixelated -- but watching normal playback of that portion shows no pixelation. hard-drive problem ? I've been erasing the errant programs but the next one I'll keep. if the problem disappears then I've got a hole in the filesystem, filled by the clobbered program. thoughts?