Just wondering what kind of sense it makes to put a 500GB drive in the HR24? This is Directv's newest receiver. I'm assuming its supposed to be THE hd DVR receiver for the next few years. With so many people putting 1T+ drives attached to their DVR on the older drives from 2007, why didn't they put a 1TB or higher drive in the HR24? The price of an HR24 is $160 (discounted) up to around $199. 1TB drives are only about $10-20 more than 500GB drives right now. So instead of including a more mainstream (for 2010) 1TB drive, they opted for a 500gb. Then I have to go out and purchase a second drive, with external enclosure, wasting 2x as much energy powering both drives, wasting material, chemicals, etc. I would have paid $20-30 more to have an internal 1TB drive, rather then having an external enclosure and an external drive. I like the idea of the HR24 being faster and the next generation and all. I just don't get why they wouldn't put at least a 1TB drive in this thing, or offer it as an option. I guess 500gb might be fine for the average person. It seems like most of the techies on here have 1TB though. I imagine it might be a good marketing thing too, if they had the only 1TB drive DVR. The only real good reason other than slight cost difference is that they didn't want to have a DVR that was that much better than the HR20,21,22,23... Otherwise everyone would call in wanting to upgrade (even more than they already are). Kind of forces them to not come out with a huge leap in DVR technology on a new platform, otherwise they have to figure out a structure for allowing people to upgrade to that specific unit.