We always use the USB Port and it always works on our installations. December 19, at 8: At this time we do not know of any cable service provider allowing functionality from the front or rear USB port other than for their service and maintenance, at some time in the future they may upgrade the software operating system to enable use for the USB Port but for now the only use would be to provide 5V power, so sorry but your memory stick will not work. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. June 29, at 2:

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This feature is more than 20 years on Bell satellite receivers and is simple and easy to implement yet Shaw cable boxes continue to ignore this useful feature 3 — Network — Media Center — Hub: It simply reflects the provider in question is capable of using the hardware and that people have been able to activate units with them in the past. I checked with my service provider to make sure the option was enabled for my DCX and was told that it was.

Motorola DCX PVR Cable Box Review | Tech Tips and Toys

Pause a recorded program on one TV and continue watching on another. June 29, at 6: Would the system likely recognize the new drive and format it properly? I am also looking motorolla this driver.

The manufacturer Motorola makes these cable boxes and programs them to the specifications of each cable company. As you can seen their new Motorola cable boxes are a great improvement over previous product offerings but there are still a avv/c of features and options missing from the Shaw hardware line-up offered by other providers.


Thanks for your rapid response.

Motorola DCX3200-M P2 (HD Receiver)

Those are the only 2 solutions I can offer, most likely scenario 1 — the cable company has motoorla PVR anywhere to the internal HD directory on the DCX Scenario 2 only applies if you know of someone who has the external drive working and playing back on a remote DCX in which case your DCX is hooped!

Shaw is the better provider IMHO. Another problem could be a weak power supply.

Do I have to setup my DCH? Run the CapDVHS program that you downloaded in Step 1 above, and select the “Setting” tab to configure the location of saved video files.

Or I could do it myself if they just open up the firewire port and turn off the encryption setting. There is another issue that you should be aware of when you do get the box to recognize the external drive. HDMI unlike DVI and Component video is a bi-direction communication cable which means it not only sends signals to the TV, Monitor or AV Receiver but needs to receive signals back from these devices in order to sync or handshake and allow the transmission to continue.

Component video cables require three cables for the video signal, Red, Blue and Green as well as two cables for the audio signal Right and Left or a single Toslink or Coax digital cable for audio.


On mobile devices the model selection is at the top of the page under the product picture. Analog signals were carried by RCA audio cables, or 3. There is nothing wrong with the remote. And with features like home networking, multi-room digital video recorders MR DVRsand large-storage-capacity hard drives, Motorola set-tops give you the freedom to watch programs on your schedule from multiple rooms in your home.


I should note that some blu-ray players restrict output on their units to i when using component video and P only when connected by HDMI. So here in lies the biggest problem with HDMI moving forward, now with 4 different versions of the HDMI spec, and each version NOT necessarily backward compatible with the previous version, consumer audio and video integration has not evolved into a nightmare 10 times worse than could ever have been imagined with Component Video or DVI, Sure back in those days you had to deal with 3 or 5 separate cables but they all worked with any TV, Monitor, Receiver or Cablebox.

My monthly Shaw bill is more than some people pay for their rent. I hope that helps.

Shaw DCX3400-M (500GB – 2TB PVR)

I have no intention of stealing or re-distributing. This bi-directional communication is done via the coaxial cable same as a DSL cable modem and does not require a USB or other device for data transfer purposes. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Quantity 1 2 3 4. In order to get P or i or p resolution you have to be on a channel that is broadcasting in i or p.

Sign in Register Forgot password? We just wanted to know what motorla memory capacity for recording shows on this model is. I was wondering if you know if it is possible to replace the internal hard drive on the DCX with a larger one?