My first post on this thread, so please be gentle! I November 2010, I decided to get rid of sky (it's a long story which I will not bore you with, and not sky with little letters, they are not worth a capital...), and after several days of reviews and talking to others, I decided on a Humax freesat+. Had the second cable installed to the dish, popped the unit in, job was a good 'un. A few short months after, the television started playing up, so we pushed the boat out, and went HD. Again, all was well. Then, a few months later, we started getting picture and sound black out, just for a second or two, then everything would return to normal. We have had Hughs out several times, and they are stumped. I have changed HDMI leads, I have tried different ports in the back of the television. It still kept happening, but only on Freesat. Normal TV, video, DVD and Bluray all play without incident. In the end, Hughs gave us a new unit, and everything was fine for about a month. This unit has now started doing the same. Completely ramdon, days where nothing happens, then it might black out twice in one night. My firmware is all up to date, I have tried resets, but nothing seems to work. I did find someone had a similar problem on a Digital Spy post forums.digitalspy/showthread.php?t=1602711 and I even started my own thread foruums.digitalspy/showthread.php?t=1618316 I have tried emailing Humax, but they never reply. If anyone can offer any ideas, they would be most welcome. Paul.