I have noticed a couple of old threads on this..didn't see anything new. I have a HD DVR in one room, and I have my PC in another room. Is there anyway maybe I could force recordings to an external hard drive, and then take my external hard drive to the PC and put the recordings there? What type of format are DirecTV's recordings in? an "editable for PC" format? I switched to D*TV just a few days ago. I was using the coax plugged from the wall to PC to do recordings in Media Center. I guess Time Warner cut that off though (yesterday). I am looking for another way to record to PC now OR just get D*TV files to PC. Thanks.