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I would like to use my DTV receiver as a hard drive

Can some one help me access this RCA Direc Tv 40 gb receiver? We do not use Direc Tv any more and i would liketo use this from me pc for movies or games or something like that.
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The first solution is to remove the hard drive and just plain plug it in to the mother board, I am not sure why i didn't think about this in the first place.

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