So when starting up plays tv now it takes FOREVER to start up, sometimes up to five minutes. Also, I have auto manage space disabled yet the last few videos I have recorded have been auto-deleted and they are not showing up in my recycle bin at all.
Does Playstv state that it's Scanning for Games in the top right while it's loading?
Auto-Manage Space should only delete the oldest videos; not the most recent ones. Can you double check to see if Auto-Manage space is enabled again?