I've never upgraded any of my Replays and any desire I might have had at one time had all but died with 99.9999% of my
viewing being done through a couple two-tuner HD-DVRs from Comcast. Also, the vast majority of things I
want to archive can be done in full HD via firewire to PCs and a DVHS VCR.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that they're all stuck in analog SD land, all three of our Replays continue to get used for longer-term storage and for when easy navigation is more desireable than glorious HD PQ.
Now, two of our three Replay 5000s have just met the "Please wait" death angel and need upgrading, which will be the first ones I've done. I'm certain the third is not far behind. I've chosen to go with the250GB Seagate ST3250820ACE DB35
from TheNerds. If all goes well and the drive isn't too noisy, I'll probably do the same for the other Replay(s).
I'm hoping I can somehow get the shows on the old drives moved over to the new ones, but at this point I have no idea if I'll even be able to read the old drives.
I wonder how much longer we're going to even need these things to last - especially once analog is no longer attainable without a STB.