At the moment, replacing a PVR, be it a Pace, Motorola or Arris box, means losing not only the programs recorded on its internal drive but also those on any, and all (since we can use more than one, just not at the same time), external drives used with it.
When can we expect that replacing a PVR will no longer mean the loss of everything on its external drive(s)?
Surely that would not violate whatever rules or regulations are responsible for the current restrictions on what we can do with our recordings.
As the drives we connect get larger, we will have more and more unwatched programs at risk should anything happen to the PVR itself.
Note: I am not asking about being able to move the HD to other PVRs, like an earlier poster, although, I'd like that too. I am specifically asking about saving our programs when a 1-1 PVR swap is needed because a PVR has failed.