My concern is I sell my 9242 for dirt cheap to a guy who fixes one or two inexpensive components and then flips it for a big profit.Not sure about internal drives but for external drives the following applies. Transferring the programming to an external drive would allow it to be watched on another 9242 on the same account. The files can be copied to another 9242 formatted external drive using Linux. To be watched they must be on the same account.
Not sure what would happen if an internal drive is put into another unit . If the drive is recognized and not reformatted, it might be possible to watch the programing on the same account.
@Howie, Even if the 9242 is not working, the drive will be worth more than market value due to the difficulty of finding replacement drives for the 9242. I've sold non-working equipment on Kijiji but didn't get much.