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External Hard Drive for DVR?

External Hard Drive for DVR?

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Contributor thoff
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I notice on my Verizon FIOS DVR (Motorola QIP6416-2) that there are IEEE1394, Ethernet and USB ports.  Can any of these be used for increased DVR Storage capacity?
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Admin Emeritus Admin Emeritus
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Hello thoff,

 

Just FYI, I am reaching out to someone here at Verizon to answer your set top box, USB questions.  Stay tuned....

 

Regards,

 

Kathleen

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Gold Contributor VII
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Thoff -

 

The 6416 DVR current firmware does not support an external hard drive.  Supposedly the new 7216 may have this capability enabled.  But, for now the answer is none of these ports are supported.

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Copper Contributor JohnA
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When it's enabled it's supposed to be esata.
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I found out that Keyboards and JohnA are correct.  Thank you, both, for your answers.  Much appreciated.

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Nickel Contributor
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Thanks for the response......Can you tell us what the status is on the 7216?
Bronze Contributor II
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and does anyone know how we can update our 6216's to the 7216?
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Copper Contributor beerhead500
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Status is that they are available and out in the Verizon customers houses. There are no new features right now, but next year they are rumored to support ESATA external HD's and MPEG4 compression.
Nickel Contributor
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Sorry for the late response. Just wanted to say thanks for the information!
Copper Contributor uscharalph
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I'm a new FIOS customer, as of today.  They installed the 7216 DVR, but I was told the ESATA device connection would require advanced data features which aren't available yet.
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