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FIOS with MOTOROLA QIP6416 - How to add capacity

Discussion in 'DirecTV TiVo Powered PVRs & Receivers' started by jauburn, Aug 19, 2006.

  1. jauburn

    jauburn New Member

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    This MOTOROLA QIP6416 box that came with my FIOS TV service has a small hard drive. Yet the box has a USB port and two firewire ports on the back. Can either of these be used to add a hard drive?

    Is anyone adding space to this box somehow?

    Thanks.
     
  2. litzdog911

    litzdog911 TechKnow Guide

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    This is not a Tivo-based DVR, so I doubt anyone here knows if it's possible to upgrade its hard drive.
     
  3. teasip

    teasip Member

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    Since you do not "own" the box, no you most likely cannot upgrade the box. As for the external ports I believe I read somewhere that they are not active as of this time, but don't quote me on it.
     
  4. Dssturbo1

    Dssturbo1 New Member

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    ask the question over at the avs forums hdtv recorder section thread and maybe get more help
     
  5. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    The simple answer is no, you cannot upgrade the storage capacity on Motorola QIP6416 used by FiOS. The USB and SATA ports are non-functional, and the Firewire is only supported for recording to DTCP-authorized devices like D-VHS VCRs.

    If you tamper with the box, you get a $600-$700 line item added to your bill, just as you do on Comcast.

    My advice -- start saving for the Tivo Series3.
     

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