Over the years I've had several VCR related mishaps with Lost. During season 4, I had to go out to Missouri for my sister's wedding and couldn't watch the show. I set the VCR back home, but when I got home I found that the machine was terribly messed up. It recorded the show, but not the sound. So I had to watch the entire episode with the captions on. The following week, the VCR ate the tape and didn't properly record. I had to watch that one online.
I now cannot watch Lost until tomorrow because the full episode isn't up yet on ABC.com. What a pain in the neck. Stupid Daylight Savings Time.