What are the odds DirecTV can change their software so that recordings could be tied to the Access Card instead of the receiver? Still dreading the day my receiver dies and I lose access to the hundreds of hours of content on the hard drive -- even if the hard drive itself is still well or has been backed up. My sister just had a receiver go bad, and of course they promptly sent her a new one but she lost several television series (including the entire Season 6 of LOST) and movies she hadn't had a chance to view yet. And she only had the stock size hard disk, not the 2TB behemoth I have. It's a shame that I could plug my external into a new box and even swap access cards but DirecTV still can't allow me to access MY recordings on any potential replacement receiver. How hard would it be to tie recordings not to the box that recorded them but to the access card (if not user account)? What practical reasons are there that this is not done already (apart from perhaps that the very small percentage of users using external storage today aren't deemed worthy of this effort)?