[olug] Cox DVR questions...

Mr Scsi mrscsi at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 18:05:35 UTC 2008

on my box, (I have one of the very first gens) all the ports were disabled
as well save 1 firewire port.
I was able to use some comcast software to view the filesystem and recorded
But, when I unpluged the firewire, the dvr rebooted and stopped functioning.

I called their 'support' line and finally got to someone to help me diagnose
the problem.
His question to me "Did you by chance plug in something to the firewire

I had to take it in to the store and swap it out for another. Before you
ask, of course I plugged that one in to the firewire card :), no dice, it
was disabled.

I have since dumped the cox dvr and build a myth box with a pvr-150 in this


I don't plan on looking back.

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:26 AM, Dan Linder <dan at linder.org> 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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