After 3 weeks of flawless operation with my new Iomega expander, now the recording capacity reached >30% or about 500 MB, the problems returned. I set a recording of a sport event but can't play the program (just a blank screen). Also, I noticed the Gateway does not have the buffer memory when I first turn on the TV. This would suggest I can really only access the 500 MB hard disc space which is built-in with the Gateway system. So with all the trouble of getting the new expander, it really does not solve the problem.