Originally Posted by BarryD0706
. The down side is that it contains a hard-drive so needs to be treated with kid gloves. (In other words, it doesn't like vibration and really should be put on a padded surface (like the bed) while traveling.)
Barry, you may know something that I don't and maybe I've been lucky, but my receiver has been bouncing around in my coach for over three years and the HD seems to be perfect.
I'd imagine that they used a standard computer drive, and those things are incredibly resilient these days. I have a three terabyte external drive that dropped on the floor from about three feet. That was a year ago, and the thing is still running perfectly.
Even I was surprised at that one (I was certain I'd lost an incredible amount of data), having been in the computer business long enough to remember when hard disks WERE as delicate as you say and you couldn't even breathe on them.
Bottom line is that if you drop the receiver (or almost any electronic device) on the floor, the only thing that'll break mostly break is the case.