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HD21-100 with external hard drive??

Model HD21-100

I had a quick question about the Directv HD box, I just got Directv HD cable and when they installed the service the installer said all i had to do is install a hard drive via rj45 and you have a HD box with DVR. Now is this true with out hacking the box is it just plug and play?

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Model HD21-100

I had a quick question about the Directv HD box, I just got Directv HD cable and when they installed the service the installer said all i had to do is install a hard drive via rj45 and you have a HD box with DVR. Now is this true with out hacking the box is it just plug and play?

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No this is NOT true.
I'm gonna guess that the receiver your talking about is a H21, there is no HD21, but the H21 IS HD, so maybe thats what you were getting at.
You cannot make a regular HD receiver turn into a DVR by adding a Hard drive.

IF you have a HD DVR (HR20/21) and want to add a External Hard Drive (this will disable the internal HD) you can do this, many have so they can get a much larger amount of HD space.
btw, you use the ESATA type hard drive, not a usb or rj45 connection.

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