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direct tv usb port from the hd dvr


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#1 OFFLINE   etiennea2001

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:19 AM

Anyone knows how to use the direct tv usb port from the hd dvr (located in the front left panel) :sure:

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#2 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:58 AM

Anyone knows how to use the direct tv usb port from the hd dvr (located in the front left panel) :sure:

Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

As for how to use the USB port, you can't. It's not currently enabled for anything.

AFAIK, the only use for a USB port on an HR2x is for the AM21(add-on off the air module) and that's the rear port at that.

Sorry. :grin:

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#3 OFFLINE   mobandit

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:32 AM

Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

As for how to use the USB port, you can't. It's not currently enabled for anything.

AFAIK, the only use for a USB port on an HR2x is for the AM21(add-on off the air module) and that's the rear port at that.

Sorry. :grin:

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It will also work to recharge USB powered devices...and if you really want to use it to control the HRsx-series box, and you know how to program commands through an RS-232 interface...other than that...nothing.

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#4 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

AFAIK, the only use for a USB port on an HR2x is for the AM21(add-on off the air module) and that's the rear port at that.

There is no difference between the front and rear ports. You could hook the AM21 up to the front if you wanted, but that would be rather unsightly.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 03:54 PM

I'm moving this to the HD DVR forum.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 04:33 PM

It will also work to recharge USB powered devices...and if you really want to use it to control the HRsx-series box, and you know how to program commands through an RS-232 interface...other than that...nothing.

+1 for charging stuff. Mine gets full time Wii-mote charging duty. Unlike the Wii, the USB ports on the DVR are always active, even when it's off.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 05:17 PM

[QUOTE=mdavej;2321406 Mine gets full time Wii-mote charging duty. Unlike the Wii, the USB ports on the DVR are always active, even when it's off.[/QUOTE]

Sorry for the OT. You can change the setting on the Wii so the USB stays on all the time.

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:00 PM

Welcome to DBSTalk. :welcome_s

As for how to use the USB port, you can't. It's not currently enabled for anything.

AFAIK, the only use for a USB port on an HR2x is for the AM21(add-on off the air module) and that's the rear port at that.

Sorry. :grin:

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Wow! Nice to lie to a new user here... Now what kind of impression are they gonna have of us now? :lol:

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:19 PM

Wow! Nice to lie to a new user here... Now what kind of impression are they gonna have of us now? :lol:

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Heyyy. He said AFAIK (As far as I know).
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#10 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 06:22 PM

Let's get back to topic, please.
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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:10 PM

The USB port on DirecTV DVR's is a fully-functional two way control port which can be used to control the DVR or monitor it's status/functions.

Instructions (and compatible USB --> serial port hardware) on how to use the port for this function can be found in the "DirecTV Set Top Box Information for the Installer" publication available on the web. (do a search for it)

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

I use the USB port for serial control from a PC with some PC scripts that turns on the HR / switches to a channel, turns on DP and sets that channel and goes back to the foreground tuner. There's a complete description thread somewhere, just search 'serial control'.

USB > Serial ports from Monoprice work great.

It also powers a USB fan.

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#13 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

There is no difference between the front and rear ports. You could hook the AM21 up to the front if you wanted, but that would be rather unsightly.

True but why would you want to?

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#14 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 08:12 PM

Wow! Nice to lie to a new user here... Now what kind of impression are they gonna have of us now? :lol:

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Sorry, I forgot about the RS-232. :rolleyes:

It's not a usual use for the the USB port but it does do it.

:grin:

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#15 OFFLINE   Jeremy W

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Posted 04 January 2010 - 11:04 PM

True but why would you want to?

I can't imagine why you would, just pointing out that you could.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:51 AM

Sorry, I forgot about the RS-232. :rolleyes:

It's not a usual use for the the USB port but it does do it.

:grin:

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:53 AM

I use the USB port on my HR20 to power a fan, which has lowered the inside temp (as reported in system info) by 20 degrees.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:34 AM

Anyone knows how to use the direct tv usb port from the hd dvr (located in the front left panel) :sure:

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