We've had an HR22 for about 3 weeks, now. It has been great, though it has had the glitch of not responding twice. I'm keeping an eye on it's performance, as we went through 4 HD receivers (have a 2nd room that never had a problem) before getting a good one. But this is our first DVR of any kind. Granted, my husband seems to be going for the fastest-harddrive-fill-of-all-time record.
I've created a monster!
Here's my question, and forgive if it's been asked elsewhere... what is Dtv's "logic" in making the internal drive wipe clean if you hook up an external drive??? If you can't extract content to begin with, what is the point of this? Even so, if you used an external drive, then disconnected it, would the content not still be on the external drive, albeit in it's own format (making it easier to extract from if that was your goal)? So does this mean if you use an external drive, disconnect for whatever reason, then reconnect later, that it will reformat the external drive again?
I just don't get the way these companies think sometimes. I can't understand how leaving the internal drive intact (even if not available) while an external drive is used could be seen as a con by Dtv. It only encourages hacking to be able to keep your content, does it not? Seems to me that if Dtv had ANY brains on this issue, that they would keep the internal drive intact and offer STORAGE UPGRADES FOR MORE REVENUE! Sorry for the rant, but it just seems bass ackwards to me. Still, if someone has any explanations, or even theories about this, I'd like to hear them.