About the same as TomCat here. No real problems for over a year until this week.
I can't get through 1 recorded program without one or more freezes. Occurs with both HD and SD content. For me - if I wait while the picture is frozen, I seem to recover after about 2 to 5 minutes. Then, all is fine, and I MIGHT make it through the entire program. Sometimes after a freeze, my FF or 30sec skip becomes a little skittish... like the picture freezes during FF, but I'm still FF'ding - I just don't know where I'm at!
The first time this happened, the remote became non-responsive, but recovered enough for me to do a menu reboot. That didn't really help though - I'm typing this because my Doctor who recording is frozen right now!
It seems after reading a some of the "235 messed up my box" posts, many people are having variations of the same symptom; meaning, we freeze up but recovery and after effects and remote responsiveness are different. Hey, Doctor Who is running again!!!!
Anyway, I'll wait for 251. I just wanted to post a "me too".