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aeh15ohr
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Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

Since the storage for HD on the Motorola Qip6416-2 is quite limited, how can I back it up to an external hard disk?  Thanks...Audie
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TimSykes
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

Nope, they are working on it, but no ETA, and no "official" announcement on it at all.
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aeh15ohr
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

Thanks Tim.  Please keep us posted if you hear anything, as this seems a major limitation for an HD DVR.  Thanks again...
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Telcoguru
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

I believe when Verizon finally enables ESATA it will only be on the Motorola 7216 DVR not the Motorola 6416 DVR. The only way to backup the 6416 is with a capture device as already posted in this forum.
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TimSykes
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

One would hope they would open up the USB port too. From what I have read its a DRM issue, not a port issue. So if they fix the DRM, it should not matter what port is opened. 
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KenAF
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

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TimSykes wrote:
One would hope they would open up the USB port too. From what I have read its a DRM issue, not a port issue. So if they fix the DRM, it should not matter what port is opened. 

I know first-hand that Motorola has no plans for USB drive expansion.  They've spent a lot of time working on eSATA drive expansion, but they have not spent one minute on USB drive expansion.


DRM isn't the issue at this point and hasn't been for a long time.  It's making the feature work reliably, so, for example, an accidental disconnection or a bump against the eSATA cable doesn't corrupt the drive partition table.

Message Edited by KenAF on 01-15-2009 01:08 PM
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TimSykes
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Re: Can I backup a Motorola Qip6416-2 DVR to an external Hard Disk?

good to know.
 

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