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Extended storage(esata) on DVR.

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I have not made the switch yet to FIOS because of the very poor space limitations on them. However, when I chatted with someone in the verizon online chat today, I got the attached response. Can someone, preferably from Verizon, also confirm this is true? Can you in fact add your own hard drive through the ESATA port now?

 

Didn't seem to like myh image. Here is the direct link. http://www.mistrhanky.com/verizonchat.jpg

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Unless the earth has been moved off it's axis, there isn't a Motorola DVR anywhere that has an active ESATA port. The best you could do would be to go with TIVO if you're looking for additional space.
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LOL. Yeah, that is basically why I put it up. Since two different verizon reps have now told me it is supported. By the way, do you happen to know if you you can view the content from a home media dvr on another hd dvr? In other words, if I have the home media dvr, and another hd dvr box from Verizon, when I try and watch media from the HM dvr that was recorded in HD, will I be able to watch it remotely in HD?

 

Anyway, thanks for the help. I don't know if you read the link to my chat or not, but they are clearly saying the do support the extended space now, but I wonder if that is just a salesperson saying anything to get a sale...

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@mistrhanky wrote:

LOL. Yeah, that is basically why I put it up. Since two different verizon reps have now told me it is supported. By the way, do you happen to know if you you can view the content from a home media dvr on another hd dvr? In other words, if I have the home media dvr, and another hd dvr box from Verizon, when I try and watch media from the HM dvr that was recorded in HD, will I be able to watch it remotely in HD?

 

Anyway, thanks for the help. I don't know if you read the link to my chat or not, but they are clearly saying the do support the extended space now, but I wonder if that is just a salesperson saying anything to get a sale...


 As of last night, Verizon's DVRs do not support eSATA expansion.  I'm not aware of any Motorola DVR from any provider in the U.S. with functional eSATA support today.

 

You cannot share media on the home media DVR with another DVR.  Media sharing is only available with the SD and HD STBs at this time. 

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Wow. That is worse than I thought. I thought it was just a matter of whether the HD content would stream in hd or not. I did not realize a dvr box could not pull from the HM dvr. Thanks for your help.
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Any word on the activation of the Esata port?

 

I called tech support a couple of nights ago, and was informed it isn't active at this time; but, the tech support rep didn't seem very knowledgeable regarding this subject so, I wanted to see if there is any updated and accurate information with this port.

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@D1 wrote:

Any word on the activation of the Esata port?

 


No!

Joe was here
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Perhaps when Motorola can make it work, Verizon and others can start to use the ports for expanded recording. I think many of the issues revolve around HDCP. Ever try Blueray with the wrong video card.
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HDCP is the devil. It's all about the industry not standardizing HDMI completely.
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If HDCP is such the issue with hdmi and dvr and esata use..........why is it that Scientific Atlanta can make it work on their hdmi capable dvr?????????? Its all about Motorola not wanting to  actually fix or enable the option thats all its about they put the port on the box when they designed didnt they???????
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