Thanks for all the great info. I talked to DirecTV again today, and she confirmed that the programs could not be moved from one DVR to another. She did tell me about the Genie Go. I think that's what the other store rep was talking about on Friday. From what I understand, the Genie Go allows you to copy programs to it from another receiver. The bad thing is it does it in real-time, meaning 100 hours of programming would take 100 hours to copy. That, and the $150 cost. As I told the rep today, that's a lot of $6 / month fees.
I'm probably going to hold on to the HR22 for a month to get the stuff off of it. Then decide what to do with it at that point. I'll probably deactivate it and send it back. Then hold off on getting another unit until later. I like the idea of buying an older receiver or DVR. Getting the RID will allow me to ensure the device is able to be activated.
One more question. Can the HR22-100 do Whole Home DVR? She told me it couldn't, but another rep said the HR21 could. If the HR21 can, the HR22 should be able to since they're essentially the same, right?
DirecTV subscriber since 2001
HR22-100, HDVR2 (not working), Samsung SIR-S300W.