My 18 month old SKY+ PVR1 box has decided to drive me crazy. Often, recording ends up with jumping throughout the program and skipped bits as if you were listening to a scratched CD. This happens with audio and video. At first this happened when recording 2 progs and watching one of them on a time shift, but then it happened with any recording but on a random basis and not consistently reproduceable. Ran SKy Tech support who suggested a reinstall which would involve wiping the HD. I was not keen for this as I would like to save some favourites to DVD/Video first. They then suggested a callout for £65 where the engineer would try to fix it and if not replace the box with a reconditioned box which carries a 3 month guarantee. When the engineer came round all he wanted to do was swap boxes. I said that I wanted to keep my original box and try and get it repaired as he said all SKY would do was bin it. Not possible. He then performed a software update and said test it in 10 minutes and if no better tomorrow replace the box. He left within 5 minutes of that. By the time the system had restarted, NONE of my saved programs were watchable. Whenever I try to select them, nothing happens. So, I have lost my progs and have a dud box. Sure they will replace the box but is there any way of taking out the HD and attaching it to my PC to try and rescue them ?