Originally Posted by biffbyun
Sorry as I haven't been able to read through but a portion of this thread, but from what I can tell, all that is required is to plug the esata enclosure in and go. Is there a step by step how to enable if this is not the case?
I don't know about any step by step, but many people have tried hot-plugging (plug in cable while both units are On) and gotten things to work. Also, sometimes it can take 3-4 reboots before the external drive is recognized.
How can I set the 8300 to use external instead of the internal?
You can't, at least not without a lot of hassle managing your saved recordings, etc., and it's just not worth all that. It uses whichever drive has the most available space. It's not like the Dish DVR.
Anyway to copy alreay recorded stuff over from the internal to the external?
No. It's not like a computer in that regard.
Thanks and sorry for the newbness.
We were all new at one time.