I've got a Packard Bell iXtreme 2101 Media Center PC. The basic spec is as follows: 3.4Ghz Intel P4 processor 1Gb RAM 2x 180gb SATA HDDs ATI Radeon X300 graphics card Conexant 2388x DVB-T tuner/capture card Running the latest version of XPMCE, with (as far as I am aware) all recent patches and updates applied. I have had the computer for three weeks. I have been recording programs and films via the Conexant card for a fortnight now, and haven't yet had a decent recording. About 10-15mins into a recording, the picture will skip badly for a few seconds and then go back to normal. At the 40-50mins mark, the skipping/stuttering will start again, but this time last for at least 20 minutes, before smoothing out again. This is obviously not a Freeview signal problem, as it would be more random. It affects all recordings, on all channels, recorded at any time of the day or night. The timing of the problem makes me think it is a resource issue on the PC... or possibly even the Conexant card is naff?! I've searched Google, the newsgroups, various MCE-related sites - all to no avail. I've tried rolling back Windows XP to the state it was in before installing the latest ATI Catalyst drivers, and have removed the pre-installed Norton AntiVirus and Security suite just in case. I have switched from the Cyberlink MPEG2 decoder to nVidia to a "freeware" one. I have defragged both of the hard drives. No difference whatsoever on any of these. What else can I try?!?