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> Thanks for the responses. That is what I suspected. I should have
> signed up for cable. :P
> The unit I have is a DirecTV DVR R-10. It has two usb ports on the back
> but I gather from other posts in this group that it doesn't do
> networking. Is this a hardware or software issue?
> I noticed that
> PTV-Upgrade has a drive upgrade kit that will enable networking, but
> the feedback on this group about this company is rather bad.
True, there are do-it yourself instructions that are cheaper, but
require more patience.
> Also, from what I read it stores the video files in a database rather
> than as files that can be easily copied. Can the OS on this unit be
> replaced or patched to store the video as seperate files?
No, but a hacked Directivo can stream those objects out and you can
store them as files, which amounts to the same thing.