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It sounds like you have a leg to stand on but that you would have to sue the DVR manufacturer for your loses and may have to join the Direct TV just to be safe and make sure you cover your basis so they don't point the finger at each other. Also, you would have to be able to recreate the problem in court or hire an expert to testify that their product is the source of the problem. You maybe could recover the expert witness fees if you win, but if you don't you would end up eating that cost. If you make more money putting in overtime at your job, I would take the $350 and do that instead since court cases are a gamble at best.
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