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USB Port - Any Good Uses?


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#1 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:08 PM

Seems like everything today uses an USB port. Are there any good uses for the USB port on the back of DirecTV Receivers? Any future plans for it?

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#2 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:14 PM

Seems like everything today uses an USB port. Are there any good uses for the USB port on the back of DirecTV Receivers? Any future plans for it?


Nothing you would probably be interested in. It can be used with an RS232 serial adapter to connect to some high-end home automation systems. It can also be used to power a notebook cooling pad. Other than that, no uses, and no plans that I am aware of.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:09 AM

I use one of mine to power a Chillpad to keep my cabinet-mounted DVR cooler. Works great.
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#4 OFFLINE   davidord

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:55 AM

Charging my PS3 controllers

#5 OFFLINE   Blurayfan

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:15 AM

An R22/HR21/HR22/HR23 use the USB port for the AM-21 ATSC add-on tuner.

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#6 OFFLINE   SteveHas

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:55 AM

Charging my PS3 controllers


thats a great idea
Thanks!

#7 OFFLINE   Brandon428

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:13 AM

I used it for my PS3 controllers also my iPhone and iPod.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:19 AM

Seems like everything today uses an USB port. Are there any good uses for the USB port on the back of DirecTV Receivers? Any future plans for it?


My Hr20-700's have one in front as well. So now I can use my Targus chillmat and charge my mp3 player.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:19 AM

An R22/HR21/HR22/HR23 use the USB port for the AM-21 ATSC add-on tuner.


Now how did I manage to not mention that (I have an AM21)? :scratch: Oh well, thanks for pointing that out.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:30 AM

USB-powered light-up Hello Kitty :)
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:07 AM

How 'bout this?
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#12 OFFLINE   MEJHarrison

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 02:10 PM

Like a few others, it charges my PS3 controllers. It's nice because the USB ports on the PS3 turn off when you power it down. But my DVR USB is always active.




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