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How to connect a motorola DCH3416 to a computer Can I connect an external Hard drive to a DCH3416 USB or SATA port so that programs record to the externl HDD, or how can I tranfer recorded program to the external HHD. Ogden Lamont

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  • MuchTroubled Jul 25, 2008

    My DVR is getting full and start losing old recorded programs. I like to learn how to save DVR programs to computer or external hard disk to allow space in DVR. The machine has two USB slots (front and back) and if plug my external hard disk into back USB, DVR turns off and restarts. But nothing happens after that. Front USB doesn't do anything. :-(

  • j_cipale Jan 31, 2009

    Would it be possible to play back the recording vai the DVR and make a copy onto a VHS/DVD combo player/recorder?

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Nope...

The eSATA ports are not configured in the device's firmware, and the USB 2.0 ports are useless except for charging your iPod or powering a USB fan. If you could connect an external drive to the unit, it would be partitioned with data encryption that can only be accessed by the particular DVR that formatted the drive. You can however stream local channels to a video capture card via the firewire ports but cable channels and DVR recorded programs would be encrypted. You can thank the MPAA for the grief...

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