I have a Huges DTivo unit that is about a year old. I recently purchased a second unit for $100 through Value Electronics which will have a $100 rebate. My question is this; How can I get the rebate back without using the new unit?
I have this new unit just as a backup. The first unit has a larger HD so that is the one that I want to keep set up. Should I hook up the new unit in place of the old unit and activate it, then disconnect it and switch back to the old unit?
If I do this should I keep both units active until I get the rebate?
Another option would be to take the larger HD out of the original Huges DVR-40 and place it in the Huges DVR-80. Can you swap drives like this or does it have to start with a clean image?
So the reformat can happen in the new DVR even with the old DVR information on it? Too bad I could not reload the programs. Can this be done on a PC? Can you copy the programs to the PC, start with a clean drive for the new DVR and then transfer them back on the drive?