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jjeff is correct in that the firmware in the EH59 will only recognize 250GB of HDD space. You can feel free to put in a bigger one, but it will only format to 250 GB. He is incorrect about the smaller drive comment. Everyone I have ever known with a Panasonic HDD DVD recorder who tried to put in a HDD drive with less capacity than the one that the recorder originally came with, got a drive failure notification. The power-up self test fails.
So far, no one has been able to decompile and change the drive size in the firmware of one of these machines. The EH75 has an 80 GB HDD, and there were a lot of people with those who were trying to get THAT expanded--no luck.
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