Sorry, but no, there is no way to retrieve them. You can do a smart search as "Tech" suggessted and re-record them. Are you set up with the Cinema Connection Kit with DTV? If so, you can do a search and watch some previously aired shows of some programming and also some movies. Some may cost a little and some are free. If you do not have this, call DTV at 1-800-531-5000 and ask about the kit. You may even be eligible for a free kit upgrade.