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USB Port on H24

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gator1234, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. gator1234

    gator1234 AllStar

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    What is the USB port used for on the H24 HD DVR?
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Assume you are referring to the HR24 (HD DVR), as opposed to the H24 HD receiver....

    There is no firm, defined purpose (at this time), but it is a live USB port that has been used by a few folks for things like powering USB cooling fans, AM21 OTA tuner, and so forth.
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    For the AM21 add on OTA tuner.

    You can use it to power some usb devices also, like a cooling pad, but that's it.
     
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    What about control the device from PC with USB-RS232 dongle ?
     
  5. grover517

    grover517 AllStar

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    I use a Paterson Technology TV Translator on an H24 to control a HTPC. So yes, it "can" be used to control a PC tuner card, but whether your dongle works or not, I cannot say.
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    So far those with Prolific chip PL2303 works fine.
     
  7. 996911

    996911 Go Pack!

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    Yes on the RS232. I currently have my entire home connected via a RTI control system. The D* boxes are all connected to the system via USB to RS232 adapters. The channel changing (and anything else sent via code) is so much better than hard keys on a remote since the RS232 is a direct line of code for each command. For example, I have several pages of channel logos on my RTI remote touchscreen and the single touch of a logo tunes instantly to that channel with no channel numbers entered or shown on screen. Totally removes the time lag of entering a channel number plus enter as well as those spurious channel commands (i.e., double number when only pressed once) Absolutely love it!
     

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