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by: JAROAM December 14, 2012 7:18 PM PST

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by JAROAM - 12/14/12 7:18 PM

Looking to hook up an external hard drive to my TWC Explorer 8300HDC DVR. Now, other forums have said it works using the eSATA connection. Seeing that none of my other tries have worked, I'm not sure if spending some cash to see will be worthwhile.

What I have tried:

The box has two 1394 Firewire connections into which I've tried plugging in a drive. Apparently those can only be used to connect the DVR to a TV. Um, do modern TVs have Firewire ports, mine don't.

The box also has a USB port on the front which I've tried. Still got notta. Apparently you're supposed to hook up a keyboard and such to it. Um, really?

So, do I spend some cash to see of the eSATA is the way or is there some other advice?

P.S. - TWC support is absolutely clueless!

Thanks!

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