And he says the HD units only put out the signal if the HDMI cables are unplugged and you run it to the old TV.
Be sure to call it in if you must.
When I had a standard 4/3 DirecTV DVR, I could easily xfer anything on the DVR to my computer by taking the analog A/V signals from the DVR, running them through the A-D converter in my camcorder and inputing that signal to my computer, saving the result as an .avi file. Later I could use editing s/w on the computer to end up with a "movie" that I wanted.
I tried doing that today using my HD DVR but can not get any signal from the A/V component outputs. Anyone know how to kick start the component output on the back of a DirecTV DVR?