I have the HR20-700, why is it I have non of the problems described in this forum?
I've only had it for a week but so far no major issues at all.
likely because you have had it only a week.
For example I am now on 5 days with out a lockup of bug. Who knows how long my luck might hold out maybe 5 more days maybe 5 minutes. I didn't change anything, I did not reformat, change my cabling or sacrifice a chicken, it is just working fine (right now) for some reason, but I don't trust it.
If I recall correctly, under this release I have had 3 or 4 lockups and 0 unwatchables and manual recordings don't work right, but since the last lockup, 5 days ago, it has been working great (outside of the manual recording bug) and it that was my only frame of reference I might think the box is great with one small bug that looks like an easy fix. Last release was only out a day or so before it was replaced so no time to truly evaluate it. Under the release before that I had 0 lockups but lots of the unwatchable Bug and partial bug. You will see 1 user who will claim that his box is perfect and that every one with problems has cabling problems and others where the box is a nuclear device with a hair trigger.
The appearance of most the bugs, lockups, unwatchables, ect. appear to be fairly random. I think it is sort of an entropy problem, the more you use it, the harder you use it, the more likely the bugs are going to present, these kind of problems can be caused by poor memory management, or poor management of any of the system resources in combination with poor exception handling in the code.
I wouldn't worry about it too much, just cross your fingers and hope you luck keeps up as you build up some hours on your unit.