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usb on the back on a tvo box

does anybody no what the usb port on the back of a tivo box is for the instructions says not used but why is it there. can a  external hard drive be plugged into it or a flash drive. anybody .please help  to what can it be used for

 

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Nothing. The instructions mean what they say. It has not been enabled.

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so why is it there then if not to be used

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I seem to recall that it has been suggested that it could be used for copying or connection of external devices BUT VM's use of the TiVO design does not include these features. The broadcasters won't licence for such use for fear of copyright infringment. Might have better to have blanked it over. I also seem to recall that it can be used to charge up devices via a USB charging cable but there are easier ways of doing that than using a TiVO box.

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Re: usb on the back on a tvo box

it'll work a keyboard ether wired or wireless and a bluetooth adaptor for the tivo remote with a built in keyboard






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Id like to know what the usb on the back of the box is for..if we could plug in external hardrives we could record much moore without worrying about space..







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