I am assuming that I am not the only one that despite knowing the USB ports were not available, couldn't resist trying anyway ;-) Got a screen message saying: USB Not Supported TiVo boxes do not support external sorage devices connected via USB. Please use the eSATA cable that came with your device. For more information on external storage solutions , visit www.virginmedia.com I did, but found nothing. Phoned VM & after a being on hold for a while was told that the device doesn't have an eSata connection. So, questions: Do we have a USB/eSATA port? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESATA/USB) Should there have been an extra cable?