I have heard that with DirecTV's new HR20-700 it is quite simple to increase storage capacity by simply replacing the internal hard drive with a larger one. As i understand it, all you have to do is put in the new drive and the unit will automatically format it and load all necessary firmware or software onto it (although i've heard the HDD is used solely for A/V storage with this unit).
My question is, does the VIP 622 have similar functionality? Has anyone had success with replacing the internal hard drive (SATA right?) in this unit with one of a larger flavor? If so, how can this be accomplished, is it plug and play as with the HR20, or is there formatting or setup required? Does the box limit you to a specific type of HDD, or a certain max capacity? Any info would be greatly appreciated as we are currently switching from cable and are comparing services and hardware (especially) from D* and E*.