Yes Manual recordings and some prime recordings for me don't seem to add the EPG name info to them. It's been mentioned elsewhere so hopefully is address if/when PlayTV officially comes to NZ. Really who cares how it was recorded, more it should show the name of what it is.
Hard Drive Screws, mine wasn't that bad, but yes it is really important to use a larger screwdriver than some may initially want to use. It needs to fit the screw properly otherwise you will risk destroying the screwhead pattern.
We'll I reformatted my hard drive (backed up PS3 to another driver, formated, reinstalled) and also adjusted the location of where the PlayTV box sat behind my cabinet and last night recorded (ha nearly said taped!) Top Gear and watched TV3 CSI at the same time and it only pixelated 3 times in the whole hour. Not sure what I've done, but it's a LOT better?!