My Motorola DCH3416 Cable Receiver which came with our Comcast Digital Cable service subscription has two USB ports, one on the front and one on the back. I would like to know what these ports are for, and services are available from Comcast using these ports. [The Motorola DCH3416 Operations Manual, which I downloaded from the Internet, says that the services available from these ports depend on the "service provider" (which of course is Comcast)]. Thanks, Bill, Annapolis, Maryland
I'm sure Motorola put them there for a reason. But I guess Comcast doesn't see fit to use them for anything. It would be nice if they could be used to connect an external hard drive to increase the storage capacity of recorded programs.
I agree, that would be great, Dish Network allows this, they do charge a one time fee to activate the port, but no one seemes to mind to much....heck even now you can turn your non-dvr Dish Netowk box into a DVR with a one time fee and no monthly charge,
I understand they are not active but this is due to Comcast not providing the firmware that supports the ports that are provided with the Motorola unit. Other cable companies do enable these ports. My question is why does Comcast not enable these ports (eSATA, US?