New member here - I've been "lurking" for a while, and previously had a trouble-free 508 / Dish-500 system for many years. Just did the "Dish'n-it-up" upgrade to a VIP612 / Dish-1000.2. Software is L6.03. TV is a late-model Mitsubishi LCD, currently connected to 612 by component video (have tried HDMI also). I'm seeing several problems with the new system. The main ones are: 1. Lockups - About every day or so, I have a complete 612 lockup. This has happened both during recording and during playback. If recording, the machine stays in record mode (red light on). If playing, the picture just "freezes". In either case, there is no response to any of the remote commands... a front-panel reset (hold power button several seconds) seems to be the only way out. After going through the reset process, all seems fine until the next time this happens. 2. Spontaneous reboots - About every two days, the 612 will spontaneously reboot when I am watching a DVR event. This happens when I am just watching, not touching any controls or turning on/off any other part of the system. I've tried the "unplug-wait-30-seconds" reboot; the problems remain. The VIP612 is normally plugged in to a UPS - I've also tried powering with an extension cord to a wall-outlet on a totally different circuit. Again, the problem remains. I originally had the 612 & TV connected via HDMI, now component video. Same problems both ways. My question to the group is this: Is this likely to be a hardware or a software issue? Also what other things should I try before getting into the Dish CSR roller-coaster? Thanks in advance for any comments!