This was my greatest disappointment with the 622. I used to pause entire movies, now if it looks like I need more than an hour, I hit the record button to record the entire buffer and the rest of the show and watch it from DVR playback.
When I was Directv customer with Tivo HD, I had only 30 minute pause. So when I switched to Dish and found that my 622 had double that time, I thought that was great. Just goes to show you that everything is relative.
Be thankful for what you have and the "Secret" says you will get more of it