Why not get a $20 USB stick one like I from Dealextream then you get no problem with the files
I have had Nill support from DishTV I asked them the other day, Twice if the T1050 had better tuners than the T1020 as the T1050 has dual tuners but no reply.
I get a lot of pixilations from the T1020 but not on the other PVRs that I have tested or my 3 TV's.
I m still trying to find a decent PVR, the only top brand left is the Panasonic but that has only a 250G HD and can only recordfor 37H HD or 105H SD, I see that all other brands have dropped out, and from seaches on the net every one is having problems with the chinese type boxes even one with the Grundig name on it, that also has a NZ 800 phone number in the manual
Trying my 3rd DTVS-T1 that has a few problems but No Pixilations, nice remote layout and very clear menus, same chip as the T1020 but a custom format HD and it looks like its made by Hylabs, may be not made in China.
One thing that is not listed for all these PVR's how many Record events that it can hold.