Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Orange County, California
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Am thinking about getting Cox DCT6412 HD Box and dumping TiVO because of the High Def capability. However, one thing I love about TiVo is the Home Media Option, which allows me to connect through the Tivo box via a USB network port to my computer either wirelessly or wired and play MP3 files and show photos. I would like to do something similar with the 6412 as well as use my computer's hard drive to offload taped programming. The one issue is my computer is in the other room but when we re-designed the living room, I did run a standard Ethernet network cable to the entertainment center so it is easy to network the TiVo wired to my computer. I know the DCT6412 has a network port, but TiVo had some software that ran on your computer to allow communication with the unit. All you had to do is "publish" folders from you computer.
Is there any software/additional hardware to have the DCT61412 communicate with my computer? Can I do that through the Ethernet port? Ideally, I would like to be able to navigate through drives with a remote (which can be added to my radio signal remote) and back up files to my computer. I'd like to have my computer recognize the DCT6412 as another device attached to it (which I know it can do with the firewire, but the problem is the computer is far away from the entertainment center and therefore, would have to do that wirelesly, if that exists. I also have some standard RCA cables that I ran to the computer for future use and wonder if they can be made into a firewire connection.