A couple ways, there may be a better way to do it but this is they way I know.
Has anybody figured out how to get recorded content from a Comcast HD DVR to an external hard drive? I know my box has a USB port on the front, but I'm not sure if and how it works. TiVo is too expensive for my needs, so I'm sticking with the HD DVR.
Unfortunately, that route's a no-go since the box is locked down almost completely compared to a TiVo box. Some folks have indeed jury rigged it to export to a PC via the firewire port in back if your Comcast box includes it. Here's an earlier post I made describing what you need to accomplish this:
I acquired a cisco rng 200 from comcast because I wanted to add a TB harddrive to increase the playback capabilites. It has a USB 2.0 front panel which I suspect is deactivated. On the back is an eSATA port, two firewire and a 2.0. I read somewhere that using a SATA/eSTAT cable could do the trick with a SAT drive. If that's true is there a software component I need? Is there a limit on size of drive? I figured, if nothing else, putting an external case on an internal SATA would suffice foruse with the DVR.
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