Ive been having these issues with USA for about 2 weeks or so now. pixelation, audio drop outs, have to skip back and forth, I was pondering calling directv this morning to swap boxes, after trying the same thing on HR24, it wasnt as bad. Ive rebooted HR20s that were doing it. Fortunately have 4 HD DVRS in same room so its kinda easy to trouble shoot some of that stuff. There is definately something not right in directv land with this. To my knowledge, I am not seeing this on live tv. Wife commented she purposely watched comercials on a live show to troubleshoot the issue. We watch a lot of USA and that is where I am seeing it at this point in time. Just for any second guessers, I recently had a service call to fix an alignment issue on diish. It seems the bolts on the tripod rusted and broke, Thats both of the legs, ( That is what salt air will do to metal or really anything on the coast) That issue was fixed and rain dropouts got much better too, It has been about 5-6 years since the dish has been upgraded and moved from fence post to roof. this was when we went from 5x8 switches to 6x8 and went from one dish to another. Yeah its probably a great idea to call directv to get a maintainence check after 1/2 decade just to be sure all is well up on the rooftop.