I have had Sky+ for just twelve months now, Pace V2, and I thought I would offer my comments and experiences of using this PVR. After reading all the negative press regarding the reliability of this product on this and other forums, I was dreading the install and subsequent usage. However, I found the first 9 months of using Sky+ to be pretty trouble free with only an odd failed recording. The same cannot be said for the last three months, where things have gone somewhat haywire. First off I started getting failed recordings with no explanation, or recordings which apparently used up 0% and could not be viewed. After doing a planner rebuild things seem to settle down again, that is until about a month ago. I suddenly started to get one failed recording after another, up to the point where I really could not trust it to record anything, or if it did record I was unable to play the recordings back as I had the 0% used bug, again. At this point I did a complete reformat, clearing everything out and starting again. This seemed to do the trick, as for the last month I have not had one single failed recording or glitch, that is until this morning. I had set Sky+ to copy two films I had recorded to my DVDR before retiring to my bed last night. I checked the DVDR this morning and both films had recorded without a hitch, however, when I tried to watch something else I had recorded on Sky+ I found I could not playback the recorded programme. In fact, after checking I found I could not play any recorded programmes in my Sky+ planner. I could continue to record programmes, but I could not play back anything I was recording. Undaunted, I turned the Sky+ box off at the mains and went about other household chores for an hour or so. When I came back and plugged Sky+ in again I found that the box was back to full working order. In fact, whenever I have had any problems in the past with the box not responding, I have found that if I turn it off for a period of time and come back to it later it almost always cures the problem. This got me thinking, I wonder how many boxes which have been replaced by Sky for one fault or another would have been OK if they too had simply been unplugged and left alone for awhile. As someone else remarked on this forum the other week, modern Hard Drives are simply not that unreliable so as to need replacing at the rate Sky replace the boxes with apparent HD failure. I think a strong finger of suspicion should also be pointed at buggy software. As I said at the beginning of this post, this is my experience and observation of living with Sky+ for twelve months, and is not intended to be a scientific judgement on this product. I would however, be interested to hear what others think on this subject.