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This seems to happen only when recording a live sports program (i.e. long) and then viewing the program from the VCR while it is still recording. Sometimes when I hit fast forward the recording just goes back to the beginning and loses my place. Other times it fast forwards fine but when I stop fast forwarding it goes back to the beginning, and still other times it shows that it went back to the beginning but it actually doesn't. I don't think this happens if I wait to view the program until the recording is finished but for football games or golf tournaments this is very frustrating.
This is happening to me too, altho if I go back to the program as listed on Saved in my recordings and click Resume, it takes me back to where I originally was watching and I don't have to FF. Otherwise you have to FF from beginning to where you were. That's the only work-around I've found, but its better than trying to figure out where you were. It's a frustrating issue, to be sure. BTW...it happens mostly on sports (live or recorded), but has also happened on non-sports programming.
This is happening to me as well. Interesting point on it only happening when the program is still recording. That might be true. It just occurred now and that was the case.