Am I understanding your post correctly in that you were able to transfer recordings from one hard drive to the new one?
That's what I interpreted from your post.
I'm curious, because I came across this link the other day and it clearly states at the bottom:
"DIRECTV HD DVR Copy Service
We copy your settings and programming to the new drive - you lose nothing! Your capacity will simply increase!
You will receive an email with shipping instructions after your upgrade order is finalized. $59"
Does this mean they are able to extract the current recordings on your old HD DVR and transfer them to the new hard drive for your new HD DVR?
The reason I ask is because I just received a new HR24-500 and I have to send back my HR21-100 (thank god! ) and I have a number of saved movies in HD on the hard drive. I'd love to transfer these to my new hard drive, or perhaps an external hard drive. Some of the movies rarely, if ever, come on in HD
Call them and ask them specifically what you want to know. I think you're talking about Weaknees and I think they only copy HDDs that have been recorded on ONE HR and are gonna be played on THAT HR. In other words, you'd still have to keep the 21, you'd just have a larger HDD in it. Please let us know what they say. They give good tech phone support.