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It all started a few weeks ago. I was watching DVR'd programming and the program would freeze during playback and the system would crawl to the tune of taking up to 5 minutes to complete a command. I finally got it to do a restart and that seemed to solve the problem. Since the HD channels have been mirrored, ESPNHD has been breaking up and freezing. Yesterday when it did it, it brought up broken up frames of The Two Corey's which I had watched earlier. I'm thinking this could be just buffer junk showing up but I'm not so sure. Changing down to the next channel (204) and then back to 206 would clear up the freeze, only to have it happen again in a little bit. I didn't see any reports of issues with ESPNHD. My signal strength on 99(c) range in the 80's, nothing below 82 on either tuner. I have 0x254. With the frames from an old show appearing while watching a live program (where no trickplay was used) after that program has froze and broken up with the signal strength in the 80's, is it possible that my hard drive is going bad? I have 29% available on the drive. I just find this a strange happening. Any thoughts or advice? It's only happened on the mirrored ESPNHD so far. Any and all help is appreciated.