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A week ago i got Directv installed in my home and i got the reciever with dvr and i noticed that it has two usb ports (one in the back and one in the front [it's covered behind the cover]) i looked in the manual to see what they were used for and all that it says is "for future use" (yeah, that helped me) my friends don't know either cause they either have Dish Network or Comcast. So if anybody with a directv drv knows what the usb ports are used, please answer and Thank You!
The USB ports are there for external storage devices. You could connect a flash drive or external hard drive to expand the capacity otherwise offered by your dvr/pvr. You won't be able to transfer video from there to your computer as the content that is stored is not your typical unprotected video file. But if you're running out of room on your internal drive or plan on recording an awful lot of shows then adding external storage can be a life saver.
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The USB ports are there for external storage devices. You could connect a flash drive or external hard drive to expand the capacity otherwise offered by your dvr/pvr. You won't be able to transfer video from there to your computer as the content that is stored is not your typical unprotected video file. But if you're running out of room on your internal drive or plan on recording an awful lot of shows then adding external storage can be a life saver.
Thank You and which external/flash drive would you recommend? incase i were to use up my dvr memory?
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The USB ports are there for external storage devices. You could connect a flash drive or external hard drive to expand the capacity otherwise offered by your dvr/pvr. You won't be able to transfer video from there to your computer as the content that is stored is not your typical unprotected video file. But if you're running out of room on your internal drive or plan on recording an awful lot of shows then adding external storage can be a life saver.
Thank You and which external/flash drive would you recommend? incase i were to use up my dvr memory?
There's not much you can recommend when it comes to USB flash drives. They're basically the same depending on the amount of data that they can hold. Any is fine as long as your comfortable with the amount of space.
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The USB ports are there for external storage devices. You could connect a flash drive or external hard drive to expand the capacity otherwise offered by your dvr/pvr. You won't be able to transfer video from there to your computer as the content that is stored is not your typical unprotected video file. But if you're running out of room on your internal drive or plan on recording an awful lot of shows then adding external storage can be a life saver.
Thank You and which external/flash drive would you recommend? incase i were to use up my dvr memory?
There's not much you can recommend when it comes to USB flash drives. They're basically the same depending on the amount of data that they can hold. Any is fine as long as your comfortable with the amount of space.
Thanks for the info. i really have alot of room in my DVR, cause i only have two shows (series) being recorded everyday. Once again, thank you for everyone who has answered my questions!

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