I'm not exactly sure what you mean. The freeze lasts for 2 seconds then continues on. Sometimes happens once an hour sometimes only a couple of times a day. But it always happens. Especially annoying during a sporting event. I've hit the back button to see if the freeze is still there but it never is. I've actually recorded a show while I watched the show live. If it freeze framed I check the recorded version and the freeze frame is not there. If this wasnt the second HS17 I might think it was a faulty hard drive. All logic escapes me.