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You have two problems. the first is that there is no real value to replacing the original hard drive with a larger one. The hard drive size is firmly embedded in the firmware of the EH59, and it cannot be changed, at least, not to my knowledge has it been accomplished.
Second, the operating firmware seems to to be on the HDD for these machines, so replacing it is not just a matter of putting in a new drive*. If you have access to a good HDD, you might be able to clone it and make it work, but other then that, you need to get Panasonic to sell you one already prepped for use in your DVD recorder.
* I think, but am not completely sure about this, but I think that the Gracenote database needs to be present on the disk for the EH59 to come up properly.
Evil is charming and beautiful. It makes you doubt yourself. It asks for one small compromise after another until it whittles you down, and it functions best when no one believes in it.-JOA