allright, I'm new to this forum, but I've had dish for many years and I can't figure out a few things about the 622. First of all, I noticed a distinct lack of posts about people upgrading their own hard drives on these things. I'm assuming that this is impossible? My current setup is a 311 connected to a series 2 TiVo, but I replaced the hard drive for some 300+ hours. I get HD through cable (I get my internet from the cable company, and they provide local HD channels for free). So the dilemma is pretty obvious. In order to be able to record HD channels it looks like have to go from 300 hours of recording to about 30. I tried to do a search for bigger hard drives on the Vip 622 in the forum and Google, but all I found was posts lamenting that no larger hard drives were available or coming any time soon. I've also seen rumors that the new 722, despite its bigger hard drive, will not offer more recording capacity and all the extra space will be reserved for VOD, which I couldn't care less about. So...what's a guy to do? Is there REALLY no way to install a bigger hard drive in a 622? I mean, it would be nice to be able to record shows in HD, but it would be even nicer to get to see them before they get recorded over. As an auto racing fan, I usually burn about 12 hours a week for the Busch and Nextel race, so this 30 hours of HD recording sucks, and if the "new and improved" DVR doesn't address this, I'll be very disappointed. I read that the alleged USB hard drive add-on feature (which at this point is only vaporware anyway) won't even address this problem as the external drive will be for archiving recorded shows, not for expanding your recording capacity. Considering that you have to TELL the DVR to move the show, the time it would take to transfer an HD program over a 400mbit USB connection, and the fact that you can't watch the program from the USB drive, the feature is pretty pointless. I wonder how long Verizon is going to drag their ass and NOT install FIOS in L.A....I mean, its ONLY the second largest market in the U.S....what's the rush, right?