I did read his comment and I have no idea how this even applies in the real world! If I had a Sat signal available why on earth would I want to disconnect it and then watch a recording Even if I wanted to carry the DVR to another room (that did not have a sat connection) I would need a 100ft extension cord or else I will have to unplug it and end up at square one! Anybody who is going to watch the DVR recordings without a signal is going to be dealing with 5-30 min resets because they have either unplugged it to carry it on a trip or they have had some kind of Dish failure and need to watch their recordings till the signal is fixed. Your statement will mislead the casual reader into thinking that 13 hours can somehow be used in a real world scenario. After all isn’t this thread about using the DVR without a Signal?