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Networking Comcast DVRs. Is it possible???

by jazzyj1 / August 4, 2006 8:03 AM PDT

Cross-posting with the BOL forum:

My parent's neighbors have the Comcast DVR (non-HD) and want to use the Ethernet port to network/transfer programs like I do with my Tivo. I've told them I doubt it would be possible, and that the ethernet port is probably for a future use, so it's more than likely not even enabled. At least, that's what I'm finding from Google.

Before I go telling them to buy a Tivo, has anyone had any luck networking their Comcast DVRs or transferring video off? **Without using the Firewire port to just capture the video live on the computer?

And if so, how?

Marc K.
Coral Springs, FL

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