I have an HR20-700 that I was in the process of changing out the hard drive. In the mist of my stupidity I was doing the graceful power down and had the panel hanging loose while I disconected the power. As Murpheys law would have it the panel became unplugged while powering down. It was dead after that. Everything else seems to functions normally, but I don't have any control and I would like to record off what I currently have on my drive. I did some research and I know that I cannot transfer the drive to a different receiver without wiping the drive clean. I have also already tried to replace the panel in hope just the panel was damaged. Finally my question; Is there a way to setup an RF remote without the panel. Or is there a way to control the receiver without a remote or panel. I'm pretty sure there is no way to get the content of this receiver without the receiver so I won't even go there. I didn't know until this happened that the external drive was not transferable between recievers, I just assumed it was. Again, my stupidity.