Okay i searched the topic and from what i gather is theres alot of talk about the dvr, all i wanna do is grab a western digital external 500 to 1t hard drive hook it up via usb in the back so i cam record the odd show,
Ok I think you're talking about the H24, not the HR24. The HR24 is a DVR that has a 500GB drive built in, which can be upgraded by plugging an eSATA drive into the back of it. The H24 is a receiver only. Yes it has a USB port but that is for use with the AM21 OTA tuner only. It can NOT be used as a DVR at all.