I think my ancient HR-24 DVR may be wearing out. While watching shows, or recording shows, or playing back shows, it "pauses" for a few seconds every so often, for no apparent reason. It does this with new recordings, and also with recordings made many years ago, both HD and SD content. I removed the card, cut the power, and left it for a while. Then I plugged it in, but without the card. A few hours later. I inserted the card as instructed. It is very sluggish in responding to my remote, which is also wearing out - the outer surface started getting all "sticky", so I covered the worst areas with masking tape. I thought it might have been that I had too much media stored on it, so I deleted things to bring the storage down to less than 50%. That had no noticeable effect. First question, is there anything I can do to restore whatever is confused, so it works like it used to? Second question, if I keep it around only to occasionally watch a few old shows, and if I want to get a new DVR, what are the better choices? I have one TV hooked up, but I have two more that I might connect if possible and reasonable. I don't store a lot of recordings - the HR-24 had more than enough space for me. Can someone here suggest some appropriate choices? I have a Sony receiver hooked up to drive my system. It has multiple HDMI inputs. Ideally I would add on the new receiver, whatever it might be, in addition to what I have now. Either that, or I need to find a way to copy the few remaining recordings I have left on the HR-24 that I don't expect to be able to re-record again in the future. After all the re-setting, I'm going to leave it on for 24 hours, and see if the pauses stop. Maybe the disk drive is going bad? I never get error messages. Oh, and lastly, what I want is a new DVR that simply connects to my home Wi-Fi. I'm disgusted about the trouble with using the Cinema Connection Kit. DTV couldn't get it working. I eventually did so, connecting it to a computer, manually entering settings, then putting it back in place. I assume DTV has gotten much better about network connections. Thanks in advance!