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I just got a new Motorola non-DVR HD cable box yesterday (DCT6200?). It has a USB 1.1 port on the front panel. What use is this port?
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Damn! I was hoping you were going to say "you can hook up an external USB drive and magically turn it into a DVR since the remote has DVR controls on it"

Ah well... maybe I'll use it to charge my iPod.
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Works great as an Ipod charger, or USB light in a rack.
It's actual original purpose is for a USB keyboard to use with the built in web browser. As far as I know, no cable company has licensed the MSN-TV type of browser it uses, so it's a wasted port. On SA units, you can add a remote IR reciever to the USB to hide your cable box in a cabinet and just leave the IR sensor out.

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