I now this post is out of date, but was curious if Dish ever released a fix for this. I continue to have this problem and just discovered today that if you tune to the OTA channel, the recording will be fine. I did this in the middle of a recording and can easily see from the recording when I tuned to the channel. If pixelates and sound drops out about every 2 to 4 seconds. After I tuned to the channel, the rest of the recording was perfect. Any updates DISH? This seems to be a big gotcha.