[olug] Cox DVR questions...

Jake Churchill reynacho at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 16:29:22 UTC 2008

Used to work at Cox and although it's been about 3 years, those ports 
were always disabled.  One model of the Motorola box actually has a 
cable modem built into it as well but that's disabled as well.  Wouldn't 
want people actually using the boxes to their full potential... :)

Dan Linder wrote:
> Ok, our old ReplayTV 5504 finally bit the dust (both the Ethernet and modem
> ports are fried)... So, we're going to move to the Cox Digital cable and
> their DVR.  Now for some geek questions!
> I see it has Ethernet, USB, and FireWire -- are any of these ports active on
> the units or do they need something from Cox to activate them?
> If they are active, what can I do with them?  (I'd like to be able to either
> expand the HDD capacity or copy videos off to a PC or CD/DVD -- something
> that I should have done with some recording on the ReplayTV...)
> Does anyone have an old ReplayTV they aren't using?  If so, I might see if
> we could do a HDD swap for a short bit so I can bring it up and pull off the
> recordings?  Or is there a PC/Linux software program I can use to access the
> HDD directly.
> Thanks!  I'm finally moving into the 21st century!
> Dan

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