Well, all of my equipment was owned, even an H21 which was originally a leased piece of equipment, once it was activated on my account it became Owned equipment. I have seen my account and other employee accounts and all of the equipment i've seen has always been owned, as is this HR24. IMO, the HR24 is the way to go, primarily in terms of speediness. Scrolling through the playlist is SUPER quick and the guide can fly by too. Thanks for all the input, but I'm not sure we have a consensus or a test case on the recordings:
Does getting a new access card make the recordings useless? I can see how it would, as the access card seems to "do" the decoding, but it seems like there's some other opinions out there.
Well if you are sure it is owned....
All I know is that mine (and most of my co-workers) all our equipment is leased, just like the customers.
As for the recording... just reset the entire box to erase the recordings.
Typically before you can switch Access Cards, the box has to dial in (or internet connect) to make sure all PPV has been charged correctly.
The non-ppv recordings shouldn't be tied to the access card, they are tied to the RID.